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Gender: Male Meaning of Kester: "one who carries Christ" Origin of Kester: Scottish form of Christopher

The name Kester is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "one who carries Christ". Kester and is often added to lists like Hipster British Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

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Nearly unknown outside the British Isles, this old Scottish variation has a sleek surname feel that can make an excellent update of the flagging Christopher.

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EW314 Says:


Kester and Kit are both gorgeous, traditional-yet-modern spins on classic Christopher. They would make great nicknames, creative honour names or quirky standalone names in their own right. I prefer Kit, but Kester is awesome too. It does kind of sound like "kestrel", but I actually really like that!

thenameprincess Says:


Reminds me too much of keister (which is another name for butt)

Zelliew Says:


I prefer Christopher

lizway Says:


this is such a nice name! it kinda reminds me of both casper and kestrel for some reason.

Essa Says:


I went to school with a boy names Kester. I never really understood it but now I think I quite like it. Definitely prefer it to Christopher and the meaning is nice. I can see it catching on in America, just need to get it out there!