Chester: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Chester

Chester

Pronunciation: CHEHS-ter (key)

Origin of the name Chester:

Transferred use of the surname taken from the Old English place-name Ceastre, a contraction of Legacaestir, which is from the Latin legionum castra (camp of the legions).

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Comments and insights on the name Chester: | Edit

Someone recently told me that the popularity of pet names are a good predictor of the next hot baby names. My dog is named Chester and so are several of my friend's dogs, so this may be the name to track in the next few years, lol.

Personal experiences with the name Chester: | Edit

My name is Chester and have never really been teased for it. I was occasionally called Chestnut but that was never hurtful. Never had people mispronounce it or any other problems.

My cousin is Chester and he's a Jejemon and Arcy nico's Arch-Rival.-zirukurt01

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Famous real-life people named Chester: | Edit

Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States
Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park

Chester in song, story & screen: | Edit

Chester is the title character in The Cricket in Times Square
Chester Cheetah is the mascot for Cheetos
Chester the Molester was a long-running comic strip in Hustler magazine

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