Origin:British
Popularity:1998
Meaning:woodsman
The British gender-neutral name Foster means “woodsman,” and it derives from Forester. If you’re banking on baby having a calming presence—or you’re hoping a name could calm the chaos—this name could remind you of the serenity of strolling through the woods. But no matter baby’s born nature, a name like Foster can encourage baby to find tranquility listening to the whistling tree branches. One thing is for sure, your little one is sure to be one with nature with a charming name like this.

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