"fortress, walled town,"

Chester Origin and Meaning

The name Chester is boy's name of Latin origin meaning "fortress, walled town,".
Chester is a comfortable, little-used teddy-bear of a name that suddenly sounds both quirky and cuddly.

Chester was a Top 100 name from the 1880s to 1929, gradually fading till it finally dropped off the list completely in 1995. It's been seen on old TV shows like Gunsmoke and The Life of Riley, then reappeared later on The Nanny and The Wire. Chester Alan Arthur made it presidential, it was a World War II hero via Admiral Chester Nimitz, the comic world associates it with Chester Gould, creator of Dick Tracy, and it has modern musical ties to Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have a son named Chester.

Nickname Chet has, like Hank, a friendly retro vibe.

Chester Popularity

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Famous People Named Chester

  • Chester Alan Arthur21st U.S. president
  • Chester Arthur Burnett aka Howlin' WolfAmerican blues musician
  • Chester GreenwoodAmerican inventor of earmuffs
  • Chester Charles Benningtonlate lead singer of American alt,rock band Linkin Park
  • Chester Cortez ThompsonAmerican rock drummer
  • (John) Chester Brooks MorrisAmerican actor
  • Chester William NimitzAmerican WWII admiral
  • Chester SeeAmerican YouTuber
  • Chester Lamar TaylorAmerican NFL football player
  • (James) Chester ManifoldAustralian politician
  • Chester Cooper ConklinAmerican actor/comedian
  • Chester Bomar HimesAmerican novelist
  • Chester Floyd CarlsonAmerican physicist; inventor of xerography
  • Chester Simon KallmanAmerican poet and librettist
  • Chester ConnAmerican composer
  • Chester GouldAmerican cartoonist; creator of "Dick Tracy"
  • Chester Earl "Chet" HolifieldU.S. Congressman from California
  • Chester Marlon Hanksson of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
  • Chester William Baldwinson of Holly Willoughby & Dan Baldwin

Chester in Pop Culture

  • Chester Mcbadbatcharacter on animated series "Fairly Oddparents"
  • Chester Meredithcharacter in P. G. Wodehouse's "Chester Forgets Himself"
  • Chestercat character in the Bunnicula series by James Howe
  • Chester CheetahCheetos advertising mascot
  • Chester Langstoncharacter on TV's "American Gothic"
  • Chestercharacter in "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
  • Chester Barklightcharacter in video game "Tales of Phantasia"
  • Chester Goodecharacter on TV's "Gunsmoke"
  • Chester Karol "Ziggy" Sobotkacharacter on TV's "The Wire"
  • Chester the Molestercartoon character in Hustler magazine
  • "Chester" song by Dana Dane
  • Chestercity in England