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Webster 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.
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Popularity of Webster
Webster is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#395 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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