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Gender: M Meaning of Chester: "fortress, walled town," Origin of Chester: Latin

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Chester is a comfortable, little-used teddy-bear of a name that suddenly sounds both quirky and cuddly.

Chester was a Top 100 name from the 1880s to 1929, gradually fading till it finally dropped off the list completely in 1995. It's been seen on old TV shows like "Gunsmoke" and "The Life of Riley," then reappeared later on "The Nanny" and "The Wire." Chester Alan Arthur made it presidential, it was a World War II hero via Admiral Chester Nimitz, the comic world associates it with Chester Gould, creator of Dick Tracy, and it has modern musical ties to Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have a son named Chester.

Nickname Chet has, like Hank, a friendly retro vibe.

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Famous People Named Chester

Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States
Chester Greenwood, American inventor of earmuffs
Chester Bennington, lead singer of American alt-rock band Linkin Park
Chester Hanks, son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Pop Culture References for the Name Chester

Chester Mcbadbat, "Fairly Oddparents" character
Chester Meredith, character in the P. G. Wodehouse short story "Chester Forgets Himself" (from "The Heart of a Goof," 1926)
Chester the cat, character in the "Bunnicula" book series by James Howe
An "Uncle Chester" is a man who molests kids
"Chester," a song by Dana Dane
Chester the Cheetah is the mascot for Cheetos Chips
Chester Langston, character from TV series "American Gothic"

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