What does Webster mean?
Webster [web-ster] as a boys' 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.
(male) Welster, Wesster, ..
(female) Webter, .. Middle name pairings:
Webster Shmuel (W.S.), ..
How popular is Webster?
Webster is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#418 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Webster was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #481 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Webb is the only other popular varying form of Webster. Adoption of these forms of Webster was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (median #603).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alaster, Aleister, Alester, Alister, Alyster, Buster▼, Caster, Chester▼, Coster, Dempster, Dexter▲, Fester, Forster, Foster▼, Heber, Jesper, Kester, Krister, Lester▼, Minster, Nester, Peter▼, Vester, Walter▼, Weaver, Webley, Werner, Wernher, Wesley▲, Wessley, West, Westbey, Westby, Westen, Westerly, Westin▲, Westley, Weston▲, Whistler, Winsted, Winsten, Winter, Wistar and Wister. These names tend to be more commonly used than Webster.See names in meaning and etymology.