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What does Webster mean?

Webster \we-bs-ter, 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.


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

Webster has 2 more different forms via Brewster: Brewer and Bruce.


Webster is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#395 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Webster for boys. Webster reached its top position of #479 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Webster and affiliated names. Bruce (#401 the previous year) and Webb are the popular varying forms of Webster appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 and is now much lower, with the versions Bruce, Webb and Webster becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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