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Gender: Male Meaning of Foster: "forester" Origin of Foster: English occupational name

Foster Origin and Meaning

The name Foster is a boy's name of English origin meaning "forester".

Foster is one commonly heard last name that makes a fine first. More unusual than Forrester or Gardener yet eminently first-name-ready, the only problem with Foster might be its association with "foster child."

There are numerous notable last-named Fosters, including composer Stephen, actresses Jodie and Sutton, architect Norman, and comic strip artist Hal, creator of "Prince Valiant."

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indiefendi2 Says:

2017-01-13T02:42:50

without the foster child association I think this is a nice name.

Foster Smith Beal Says:

2015-12-12T04:11:01

thats actually my first name, i got it from my great grandfathers middle name, although the only difference was actually mine is defined as a kind loving person that has a great life ahead of them and believes in success through helping others in life

Temerity Says:

2015-05-19T18:16:57

I love the name Foster, it sounds really warm and affirming.

samwright519 Says:

2014-12-31T19:55:39

Makes me think of foster kid