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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Famous People Named Lester

  • Lester HoltAmerican news anchor
  • Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearsonformer Canadian Prime Minister
  • Lester Keith PiggottEnglish jockey
  • Lester Willis YoungAmerican jazz saxophonist
  • Lester del Rey (born Leonard Knapp)American science fiction novelist and editor
  • Lester BowieAmerican jazz trumpeter
  • Leslie Conway "Lester" BangsAmerican rock music journalist
  • (Curtis) Lester Patrick aka LesThe Silver Fox, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Lester Garfield MaddoxSr., American politician, governor of Georgia
  • Lester B. Pearsonwinner of the Nobel Prize for Peace
  • Philip "Phil" Michael LesterEnglish radio presenter and Internet personality
  • Lester Raymond "Les" BrownAmerican clarinetist and bandleader
  • Lester John Thomas "Les" CostelloCanadian ice hockey player and priest
  • Lester William Polsfussbirth name of Les Paul, American guitarist and luthier
  • Lester "Les" TremayneAnglo,American actor
  • Gerry Lester "Bubba" WatsonAmerican golfer

Lester in Pop Culture

  • Lester Burnhammain character of the film "American Beauty"
  • Lester "Worm" Murphyfrom the movie "Rounders"
  • Lester Nygaardcharacter from the television show "Fargo"
  • Archduke Lester DeRossoholder of the Vampire Asterisk in "Bravely Default"
  • Lester Papadopoulosmain character in Rick Riordan's The Trials Of Apollo
  • Lester McKinleybrother of title character Alice in the Alice book series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Lester the lab ratcharacter in the 90's Children's Educational show "Beakman's World"

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