What does Rochester mean?
Rochester [rochester] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Rochester is "stone camp or fortress". Place name.
(female) Middle name pairings:
Rochester Emanuel (R.E.), ..
How popular is Rochester?
Rochester is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#8137 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rochester entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #1913 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Rochester are Chester (#1617 in 2015), Chet and Rock. Usage of these relations of Rochester reached its peak in the 1910s (average #1513) and has become significantly less since (#1904, down 99%), with the form Chester becoming less fashionable.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alester, Coster, Fester, Forester, Forrester, Forster, Foster▼, Hollister, Kester, Lancester, Lanchester, Lankester (see Lancaster), Leicester, Lester▼, Manchester, Nester, Roche, Rochus, Rossiter, Silvester, Sylvester▼, Todhunter and Vester. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rochester.See names in meaning and etymology.