The name Chester is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "fortress, walled town,". Chester and is often added to lists like Old-Fashioned Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
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.