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Gender: Male Meaning of Webster: "weaver" Origin of Webster: English occupational name

The name Webster is a boy's name of English origin meaning "weaver". Webster and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Name That Would...".

From the experts:

Webster is one of several W-starting surname names back on the drawing board, now that it has recovered from its childlike eighties sitcom identity.

Webster was used in respectable numbers in the past--it reached a high of Number 388 in 1890--but like several other surnames starting with W, fell off the list completely in the 1940s. With its engaging nickname Webb, we can see it making a comeback.

Webster Young was a jazz trumpeter who played with most of the greats, but more prominent bearers wore Webster as a surname--in particular statesman Daniel and lexicographer Noah.

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Famous People Named Webster

Webster Gradney Jr. aka Webbie, American rapper
Webster English Young, American jazz trumpeter
Webster Anderson, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient
Webster Paulson, English civil engineer
Webster Melvin Slaughter, American NFL football player
Webster Lee "Webb" Hubbell, American lawyer and aide to President Bill Clinton
Webster Griffin Tarpley, American author and historian
William Webster "Webb" Franklin, U.S. Congressman from Mississippi
Webster Lee "Webb" Hubbell, American lawyer and aide to President Bill Clinton
Webster Clay "Webb" Ball, American founder of the Ball watch company
Noah Webster, produced the first American dictionary in 1828
Daniel Webster, American statesman
Arthur Gordon Webster, founder of the American Physical Society

Pop Culture References for the name Webster

Webster Long, main character on TV's "Webster"
Webster Boot, character in J.K. Rowling's "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry"

Weeb, Web, Webb


lks1000 Says:


I would love to see this name make a comeback.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I have recently fallen for this name. It sounds so smart amd sophisticated! No kids for me, but I would like to meet a little Webster!