Gender: Male Meaning of Rochester: "stone camp or fortress" Origin of Rochester: English

The name Rochester is a boy's name of English origin meaning "stone camp or fortress". Rochester and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Earth and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (65)".

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Rochester was Jack Benny's famous valet and sidekick, played by early African-American comic Eddie Anderson.

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Pop Culture References for the name Rochester

Rock, Chester, Chet


PoppyOrangey Says:


Cute middle name. I agree that it reminds me of Mr. Rochester in the classic book Jane Eyre, which is one of my favorites!

lesliemarion Says:


Cool name, even though it reminds me of Rochester Big and Tall Clothing for Men as well as Jane Eyre's Mr. Rochester. I too prefer Chester.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


I like it, but prefer just plain Chester.