Chester - boys name

Chester name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Chester name meaning:

The name Chester is of English origin and has multiple meanings. One interpretation of the name is "from the camp on the hill," derived from the Old English words "ceaster" meaning "castle" or "fortress," and "ceastre" meaning "enclosed place." This suggests that individuals with the name Chester may have a resilient and protective nature, embodying the strength and security associated with a fortress.

Another interpretation of the name Chester is "man from the city of Legions." This meaning refers to the ancient Roman city of Chester in England, which was known as Deva Victrix during the Roman period. This connotation highlights a sense of history, tradition, and possibly a connection to power and authority.

Overall, the name Chester carries a sense of strength, protection, and a connection to a fortified place or historical city. Those named Chester may be perceived as resilient individuals with a sense of history and a strong presence, embodying the characteristics associated with the name's meanings.

Origin: Latin

From the fortified camp.

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Overall UK ranking: 87 out of 4789

680 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (87)
  • Wales (92)
  • Scotland (244)

Historical popularity of Chester

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