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 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).
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).