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 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)
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)