Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: camp of soldiers
Related Names: Rochester
Variant forms: Chess, Cheston, Chet
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 213
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2151
Chester \ch(es)-ter\ as a boy's name is pronounced CHES-ter. It is of Old English and Latin origin, and the meaning of Chester is "camp of soldiers". Surname and place name from Roman Britain that became used as a given name. President Chester Arthur; newscaster Chet Huntley.
Chester has 3 variant forms: Chess, Cheston and Chet.
For more information, see also the related name Rochester.
View a list of the 2 names that reference Chester.
Chester is a very popular first name for men (#213 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2151 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)