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Popularity
121k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Chester

Girls
Boys

How popular is the baby name Chester in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 168 0 168 #85 boy name
1881 274 0 274 #60 boy name
1882 300 0 300 #61 boy name
1883 290 0 290 #59 boy name
1884 338 0 338 #58 boy name
1885 273 0 273 #67 boy name
1886 287 0 287 #65 boy name
1887 207 0 207 #79 boy name
1888 288 0 288 #72 boy name
1889 274 0 274 #69 boy name
1890 263 0 263 #69 boy name
1891 252 0 252 #68 boy name
1892 285 0 285 #72 boy name
1893 291 0 291 #66 boy name
1894 330 5 325 #63 boy name
1895 378 0 378 #57 boy name
1896 336 7 329 #63 boy name
1897 290 0 290 #67 boy name
1898 321 0 321 #66 boy name
1899 294 6 288 #67 boy name
1900 371 7 364 #72 boy name
1901 253 0 253 #76 boy name
1902 328 7 321 #74 boy name
1903 336 9 327 #68 boy name
1904 355 0 355 #69 boy name
1905 388 0 388 #64 boy name
1906 429 9 420 #62 boy name
1907 424 0 424 #67 boy name
1908 466 5 461 #66 boy name
1909 480 5 475 #67 boy name
1910 572 11 561 #61 boy name
1911 717 9 708 #58 boy name
1912 1,476 16 1,460 #55 boy name
1913 1,779 14 1,765 #56 boy name
1914 2,307 18 2,289 #56 boy name
1915 3,057 14 3,043 #54 boy name
1916 3,232 20 3,212 #54 boy name
1917 3,359 21 3,338 #56 boy name
1918 3,712 20 3,692 #54 boy name
1919 3,461 30 3,431 #53 boy name
1920 3,727 28 3,699 #55 boy name
1921 3,575 24 3,551 #56 boy name
1922 3,153 22 3,131 #64 boy name
1923 3,173 23 3,150 #63 boy name
1924 3,052 23 3,029 #67 boy name
1925 2,741 19 2,722 #73 boy name
1926 2,570 35 2,535 #79 boy name
1927 2,424 18 2,406 #85 boy name
1928 2,272 30 2,242 #88 boy name
1929 1,985 18 1,967 #96 boy name
1930 1,806 17 1,789
1931 1,737 18 1,719
1932 1,619 13 1,606
1933 1,404 6 1,398
1934 1,402 19 1,383
1935 1,440 9 1,431
1936 1,291 13 1,278
1937 1,284 13 1,271
1938 1,235 0 1,235
1939 1,303 6 1,297
1940 1,361 9 1,352
1941 1,457 10 1,447
1942 1,572 15 1,557
1943 1,639 9 1,630
1944 1,536 15 1,521
1945 1,458 14 1,444
1946 1,632 12 1,620
1947 1,725 12 1,713
1948 1,567 10 1,557
1949 1,450 11 1,439
1950 1,386 8 1,378
1951 1,408 6 1,402
1952 1,466 14 1,452
1953 1,390 12 1,378
1954 1,427 8 1,419
1955 1,258 5 1,253
1956 1,257 0 1,257
1957 1,191 13 1,178
1958 1,057 7 1,050
1959 1,005 5 1,000
1960 935 0 935
1961 892 5 887
1962 781 6 775
1963 733 0 733
1964 710 0 710
1965 629 0 629
1966 542 6 536
1967 533 0 533
1968 507 5 502
1969 544 0 544
1970 521 6 515
1971 508 0 508
1972 417 6 411
1973 422 0 422
1974 435 6 429
1975 355 0 355
1976 371 0 371
1977 393 0 393
1978 378 0 378
1979 354 0 354
1980 350 0 350
1981 349 0 349
1982 331 0 331
1983 297 5 292
1984 285 0 285
1985 262 0 262
1986 220 0 220
1987 251 0 251
1988 227 0 227
1989 226 0 226
1990 226 0 226
1991 209 0 209
1992 203 0 203
1993 154 0 154
1994 149 0 149
1995 144 0 144
1996 123 0 123
1997 122 0 122
1998 116 0 116
1999 99 0 99
2000 103 0 103
2001 81 0 81
2002 96 0 96
2003 92 0 92
2004 88 0 88
2005 94 0 94
2006 70 0 70
2007 81 0 81
2008 90 0 90
2009 71 0 71
2010 73 0 73
2011 81 0 81
2012 71 0 71
2013 75 0 75
2014 84 0 84
2015 98 0 98

Fun Facts about the name Chester

  • How many people with the first name Chester have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 121,327 babies born with the first name Chester in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chester to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chester? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 168 new born babies.
  • When was Chester first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chester is Monday, August 8th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Chester born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chester was in 1920 with a total of 3,699 babies. That's a lot of babies named Chester!
  • Random Chester Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chester ranks 87th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 43 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Chester: Your name in reverse order is Retsehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etrehcs. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Chester as a first name

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Popularity of Chester as a last name

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Common last names for Chester

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Clark
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Allen
  • Baker
  • Harris
  • Hall
  • Nelson

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Chester" mean? The list below shows the origins of Chester as well as things modernly associated with the name Chester such as celebrities named Chester.

Origin and Meaning of Chester

The name "Chester" is of English origin, and it means "A Fortress, Camp". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)

From Old English cester, a borrowing from Latin castra (“camp”).

  1. The county town of Cheshire, in northwest England.
  2. Any of a number of towns in the United States and Canada.
  3. An English habitational surname​.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington is a musician, singer, songwriter, and actor specializing in hard rock, nu metal, post-grunge, and alternative rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Chester was born in 1976 as Chester Charles Bennington in Phoenix, Arizona, US.

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Chester Arthur

Chester Arthur is an officeholder. Chester was born in 1830 as Chester Alan Arthur in Fairfield, Vermont.

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Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins is a musician, songwriter, and producer specializing in country, rock and roll, folk, rockabilly music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1942 to 1996. Chet was born in 1924 as Chester Burton Atkins in Luttrell, Tennessee, US.

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Chester McGlockton

Chester McGlockton is a NFL player. Chester was born in 1969 in Whiteville, North Carolina.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Chester

Chester Pa
Chester Va
Chester Md
Chester Gap Cellars
Chester Upland School District

Alternative Meanings

Cis for compatible, a friend's friend.

His for honest, something you hold dear.

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

Tis for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

Eis for expressive, not one to hold within.

Ris for rich, in the love from others

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