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Gender: M Meaning of Webster: "weaver" Origin of Webster: English occupational name

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Webster is one of several W-starting surname names back on the drawing board, now that it has recovered from its childlike eighties sitcom identity.

Webster was used in respectable numbers in the past--it reached a high of Number 388 in 1890--but like several other surnames starting with W, fell off the list completely in the 1940s. With its engaging nickname Webb, we can see it making a comeback.

Webster Young was a jazz trumpeter who played with most of the greats, but more prominent bearers wore Webster as a surname--in particular statesman Daniel and lexicographer Noah.

Famous People Named Webster

Lexicographer Noah Webster, produced the first American dictionary in 1828
Webster Gradney Jr, American rapper
Statesman Daniel Webster
Arthur Gordon Webster, founder of the American Physical Society

Pop Culture References for the Name Webster

Web, Webb, Weeb