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

Kester Origin and Meaning

The name Kester is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "one who carries Christ".

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!