Popularity:3372
Origin:British
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.
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