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Gender: Male Meaning of Forster: "scissors maker" Origin of Forster: English, variation of Foster

The name Forster is a boy's name of English origin meaning "scissors maker". Forster and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Drop 2 Add 1 pick a favor that can't be dropped".

From the experts:

Forster, a variation of Foster or potentially even Forester, is associated with British novelist E.M. Forster, author of A Passage to India, Howard's End, and A Room with a View. But if you choose Forster, you'd always have to force that 'r'.

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Famous People Named Forster

Forster Mutizwa, Zimbabwean cricketer
E.M. Forster, English novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Forster


beachbear Says:


I actually don't think this name sounds bad in a vacuum. However, it does sound a bit like someone is saying "Foster" in the same accent with which they'd pronounce "water" as "worter."