Webster

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4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
73k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Webster

"Webster" is a name of English origin, and it means "Weaver". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Web"ster
A weaver; originally, a female weaver.

Etymology: AS. webbestre. See Web Weave, and -ster

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States lexicographer (1758-1843)
  2. United States politician and orator (1782-1817)
  3. English playwright (1580-1625)
Wiktionary
  1. An English occupational surname​ for someone who was a weaver.
  2. Any of various dictionaries published under the name Webster.

Notable Persons With the Name Webster

Webbie is a hip hop music rapping, actor, and entrepreneurship. He holds the title Independent". He has been prominent since 2000. Webbie was given the name Webster Gradney, Jr. on September 6th, 1985 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Webbie is also known as Young Savage & Webbie.

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Webster Tarpley is an author, journalist, and historian. Webster was given the name Webster Griffin Tarpley in 1947 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Webster Thayer was a noteworthy person. Webster was born on July 7th, 1857 in Massachusetts. He left this life on April 18th, 1933.

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Webster Slaughter is a football player for the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, and San Diego Chargers. He was most active from 1986 to 1998. Webster was born on October 19th, 1964 in Stockton, California.

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Webster Anderson was a notable person. His military service ended in 1967. Webster was born on July 15th, 1933 in Winnsboro, South Carolina. He passed away on August 30th, 2003.

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Webster Kotiwani Shamu is a Minister of State for Policy Implementation, Minister of Information, and Publicity of Zimbabwe. Webster was born on June 6th, 1945 in Southern Rhodesia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Webster

Mike Webster was a football player. Mike was born on March 18th, 1952 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. He breathed his last breath on September 24th, 2002.

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Daniel Webster was a 14th , and 19th United States Secretary of State. Daniel was born on January 18th, 1782 in Salisbury, New Hampshire, U.S. He died on October 24th, 1852.

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Travis Scott is a musician. They have been prominent since 2008. Travis was given the name Jacques Webster on April 30th, 1992. Travis is also known as La Flame.

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Victor Webster is a famed human. He has been prominent since 1998. Victor was born on February 7th, 1973 in Calgary.

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Noah Webster was an author, lexicography, connecticut house of representatives, lexicographer, and connecticut state representative. Noah was given the name Noah Webster, Jr. on October 16th, 1758 in Western Reserve of Hartford,Connecticut, British America. He breathed his last breath on May 28th, 1843.

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David Webster is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 0 13
1881 5 0 5
1882 17 0 17
1883 20 0 20
1884 16 0 16
1885 14 0 14
1886 17 0 17
1887 11 0 11
1888 19 0 19
1889 16 0 16
1890 22 0 22
1891 11 0 11
1892 12 0 12
1893 13 0 13
1894 20 0 20
1895 16 0 16
1896 15 0 15
1897 10 0 10
1898 22 0 22
1899 12 0 12
1900 23 0 23
1901 14 0 14
1902 20 0 20
1903 15 0 15
1904 14 0 14
1905 18 0 18
1906 26 0 26
1907 23 0 23
1908 24 0 24
1909 16 0 16
1910 19 0 19
1911 31 0 31
1912 49 0 49
1913 56 0 56
1914 72 0 72
1915 101 0 101
1916 100 0 100
1917 77 0 77
1918 85 0 85
1919 87 0 87
1920 85 0 85
1921 70 0 70
1922 89 0 89
1923 85 0 85
1924 86 0 86
1925 80 0 80
1926 68 0 68
1927 57 0 57
1928 69 0 69
1929 57 0 57
1930 49 0 49
1931 57 0 57
1932 53 0 53
1933 55 0 55
1934 57 0 57
1935 49 0 49
1936 46 0 46
1937 51 0 51
1938 49 0 49
1939 42 0 42
1940 38 0 38
1941 51 0 51
1942 37 0 37
1943 39 0 39
1944 55 0 55
1945 35 0 35
1946 54 0 54
1947 51 0 51
1948 42 0 42
1949 55 0 55
1950 45 0 45
1951 47 0 47
1952 43 0 43
1953 48 0 48
1954 44 0 44
1955 39 0 39
1956 51 0 51
1957 45 0 45
1958 45 0 45
1959 34 0 34
1960 35 0 35
1961 20 0 20
1962 34 0 34
1963 31 0 31
1964 38 0 38
1965 20 0 20
1966 22 0 22
1967 21 0 21
1968 22 0 22
1969 26 0 26
1970 16 0 16
1971 22 0 22
1972 20 0 20
1973 24 0 24
1974 17 0 17
1975 18 0 18
1976 17 0 17
1977 18 0 18
1978 22 0 22
1979 13 0 13
1980 13 0 13
1981 27 0 27
1982 11 0 11
1983 23 0 23
1984 54 0 54
1985 31 0 31
1986 26 0 26
1987 24 0 24
1988 26 0 26
1989 23 0 23
1990 18 0 18
1991 19 0 19
1992 14 0 14
1993 17 0 17
1994 21 0 21
1995 9 0 9
1996 8 0 8
1997 17 0 17
1998 13 0 13
1999 15 0 15
2000 16 0 16
2001 8 0 8
2002 16 0 16
2003 5 0 5
2004 14 0 14
2005 5 0 5
2006 8 0 8
2007 7 0 7
2008 10 0 10
2009 5 0 5
2010 8 0 8
2011 9 0 9
2012 10 0 10
2013 12 0 12
2014 13 0 13
2015 6 0 6

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Popularity of Webster as a first name

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Popularity of Webster as a last name

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Common last names for Webster

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Young
  • Campbell
  • Robinson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Webster U.S.
  White 73.50% 64.26%
  African American 19.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Webster

People with the last name Webster are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Webster

  • How Popular is the name Webster? Webster is the 3,994th most popular name of all time. As a last name Webster was the 453rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Webster have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,340 babies born with the first name Webster in the United States. That's more than enough people named Webster to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Webster? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Webster first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Webster is Wednesday, September 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Webster born? The highest recorded use of the first name Webster was in 1915 with a total of 101 babies.
  • Random Webster Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Webster is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Webster: Your name in reverse order is Retsbew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rtbeesw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Webster? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 72,625 people with the last name Webster.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Webster? Webster was ranked as the 453rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

What Webster's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Webster mean?

Wis for wisdom, you acquire with age.

Eis for eager, let's get started!

Bis for busy, your never idle life.

Sis for strength, there when needed.

Tis for treasure, that of your friendship.

Eis for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.