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Meaning and name origin

Webster \we-bs-ter, web-ster\ as a boy's name is pronounced WEB-ster. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Webster is "weaver". The -ster ending on English occupational surnames like Webster and Brewster shows that the work was originally a female occupation. The occupations were then taken over by males, and the names were adopted too. Lexicographer Noah Webster produced the first American dictionary in 1828. Mostly 19th-century use. Statesman Daniel Webster.

Webster has 5 variant forms: Web, Webb, Webbster, Weber and Weeb.


Popularity

Webster is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#395 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Webster for boys (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Webster name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Webster outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Webster and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Webb and Webster. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Webb, Webster in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Webster and related baby names outside U.S.

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