Gender: Male Origin of Lester: English place-name; phonetic form of Leicester

Lester Origin and Meaning

The name Lester is a boy's name of English origin.

Lester is one of the British surname names that were popular in the US in the early decades of the twentieth century: it was in the Top 100 through 1931, reaching a high of Number 52 in 1906. But dropping of the list in the late 1990s, along with Hester and Sylvester, we don't see much hope for a return visit.

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Pop Culture References for the name Lester

Leicester, Les


Jeff1980 Says:


Remember the character of Lester the lab rat from the children's science educational show
"Beakmans World"

Annabvella Says:


lester the molester ;)

autumnreverie Says:


This one's best left gathering dust somewhere forgotten.

TheColourGreen Says:


Am I the only one that thinks this name is quite cute. If I had, like five boys, I'd use this name.

dovah Says:


I can't look past this connection, either. Gives me the shivers.

clairels Says:


Use it as a middle name, first name Moe.

raevynstar Says:


I've always thought that this is a great name. :)