US Popularity:3715
Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Fortress, camp, camp of soldiers
Chester is a boy's name of English and Latin origin. This classic-sounding name can be spotted as a nickname of Rochester or a given name in its own right, which translates to "fortress," "camp," or "camp of soldiers," contributing to its old-world style. However, don't think of it as old-fashioned. Chester can serve as a characterful alternative to names like Archie and can be snipped into an ultra-cool nickname like Chet.

Famous People Named Chester

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  • Chester A. Arthur
    United States President
  • Chester Greenwood

Chester Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Chester is currently #1383 on The Bump
Boy:Chester is currently #750 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Chester is currently #3715 in U.S. births
Boy:Chester is currently #1741 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 18
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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