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Gender: Male Meaning of Chet: "fortress, walled town" Origin of Chet: Diminutive of Chester

The name Chet is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fortress, walled town". Chet and is often added to lists like Cool Midcentury Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Chet is an old-fashioned short form that, ala Ned and Joe, is starting to sound cool again.

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Famous People Named Chet

Chet Faker, stage name of Nicholas James Murphy, Australian musician
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, American Jazz musician
Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins, American country music guitarist
Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley, American newscaster
Thomas Chester "Chet" Edwards, U.S. Representative from Texas
Chester Marlon "Chet" Hanks, American actor and rapper, son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Fulvio Chester "Chet" Forte, American TV director
James Chester "Chet" Brandenburg, American actor
Chester Earl "Chet" Lemon, American baseball player
Chester Raymond "Chet" Nichols Sr. and Jr., American baseball player
Chester Andrew "Chet" Jastremski, American swimmer
Chester Earl "Chet" Holifield, U.S. Congressman from California

Pop Culture References for the name Chet

Chett, former man of the Nights Watch in the Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire series.
Chet Hunter, a character on TV's "Boy Meets World"
Chet Ubetcha, news anchor on "Fairly OddParents"
Chet, character on TV's "Bob's Burgers"
Chet Frank, from movie "Redbelt"
Chet, character in TV's "Hollywood Residential"
Chet Waters, character in "From the Files of Madison Finn" by Laura Dower
Chet Marcus, character on TV's "Best Friends Whenever"
Chet Donnelly, from movie "Weird Science"
Chet Wilton, character on TV’s “UnREAL”