Foster Name Meaning & Origin

Foster

Pronunciation: FAHS-ter (key)

Origin of the name Foster:

Transferred use of the surname which is of various origins. Foster is thought to be derived from the Middle English foster (foster parent, nurse), from the Middle English forester (officer in charge of a forest or a forest worker), from the Middle English forseter (a maker of scissors, a shearer), and from the Middle English furster, fuster (a saddletree maker).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Forester

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Forest and Foster are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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My grandpa, uncle, and cousin are all named Foster. I think it's a great name.

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Mark Foster is lead singer of the band "Foster the People"

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