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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.


Variations

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, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Webster for boys. Webster reached its highest rank of #479 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Webster and Webb. (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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