US Popularity:4061
Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:from Leicester; Roman town
A timeless classic for baby, Lester is a boy’s name of Old English and Latin origin, meaning “from Leicester” and “Roman town.” Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, dating back over two millennia and existing before the Roman Empire’s influence. In Old English, Leicester was named Ligera ceastre, meaning “the Ligore people of the (Roman) fort.” Lester was a popular British surname turned personal name in the US but stepped away from the charts in the 1990s. Someone as awesome as baby may help Lester hit the charts again as a stylish name that blends cool kid vibes with a nerdy-chic appeal.

Lester Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lester is currently #2895 on The Bump
Boy:Lester is currently #901 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lester is currently #4061 in U.S. births
Boy:Lester is currently #1277 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 270
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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