Gender: Male Meaning of Foster: "forester" Origin of Foster: English occupational name Foster's Popularity in 2019: #945

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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tencolorpen Says:


let's hope foster doesn't get made fun of by all the other kids with the pumped up kicks...

indiefendi2 Says:


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

Foster Smith Beal Says:


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:


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

samwright519 Says:


Makes me think of foster kid