Chester

Chester - A very unique male name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Chester, meaning fortress, walled town,, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #61. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Chester and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Chester? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Chester. The baby boy name Chester was given to 18 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2409 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 91,170 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Chester peaked in popularity 100 years ago in 1919 on position 53.



Famous with this name

Chester Conklin
Chester Brown
Craig Chester


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Chester is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Chester is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #687 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,624.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Chester is where you live.


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Chester origin and meaning

Chester is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means fortress, walled town,. To see famous people named Chester, pop culture references for the name Chester and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Chester

We've found the following names that sound similar to Chester, sorted by popularity.

Cutter / Cedar / Chidera / Custer /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122409
20112133
20102021
20092152
20082231
20071639
20062188
20051725
20041714
20031324
20021614
20011598
20001326
19991459
19981144
19971194
19961139
1995976
1994894
1993830
1992718
1991713
1990689
1989680
1988638
1987596
1986618
1985534
1984491
1983499
1982482
1981444
1980458
1979429
1978399
1977392
1976413
1975410
1974381
1973378
1972393
1971355
1970355
1969330
1968346
1967323
1966324
1965301
1964295
1963287
1962277
1961266
1960261
1959253
1958240
1957220
1956207
1955203
1954186
1953185
1952180
1951178
1950169
1949163
1948158
1947154
1946149
1945144
1944137
1943137
1942138
1941136
1940137
1939135
1938136
1937129
1936127
1935120
1934123
1933119
1932112
1931104
1930103
192996
192888
192784
192679
192573
192467
192363
192264
192156
192055
191953
191854
191756
191654
191554
191456
191356
191255
191160
191061

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts687
Pennsylvania1049
New York1624

Even more about Chester


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Chester a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Chester?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1919
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Chester
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 91,170
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +18

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