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

Webster Origin and Meaning

The name Webster is a boy's name of English origin meaning "weaver".

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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kankhen Says:


Love this name!

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!