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Lester

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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Camp of the Legion

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Lester

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Lester in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Lester:

  • Records indicate that 127,337 boys in the United States have been named Lester since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 3,234 people in the U.S. were given the name Lester. Those people are now 100 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name Lester

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      1 Positive Comment

  • "my best friend's boyfriend is hottt ;)) yeahh he really is and i love him ! and so does judyyyy ! aka my bestie <3" Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Leslie but called Les. Many assume I'm a Lester. The commonly say "Lester don't molest her" or call me Uncle Fester. It's funny until it's you." Nov. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Is unfortunately part of that infamous Wilbur, Elmer, Mortimer, Mervyn, Adolph, Wilfred, and Hyman group of names which, along with their female equivalents Ethel, Eunice, Irma, Beulah, Hortense, Verda, and Velma, were all popular names a century ago but mostly conjure up old people nowadays. Plus, Lester isn't a particularly masculine-looking name when one looks at it - I think it sounds somewhat effeminate and a bit like a homosexual. No offense, however, to the two heterosexual men of their day with this name who were American jazz singer Lester Cole and Canadian prime minister of the 1960s Lester B. Pearson." May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Too similar to the female name Hester, which itself has negative connotations (think Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel 'The Scarlet Letter')." Feb. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "lester is my name and even i hate it dont name ur son it. to easy to make jokes out of it" Dec. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "I go by Les or Lester. I went by Les through college but now either. Named from my grandfather's middle names, Lester and Ray. My wife and I were out eating recently when I heard a couple introduce their 5 year old boy to someone. I told the boy my name was Lester and he said "MY NAME IS LESTER" and I said, yeah, there wont know be too many." Dec. 5, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lester and I hate it pretty sure going to change name from Lester" Feb. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "my dad's name is lester thanks to that name i was named Leslie. I'm not fund of either of them very much but ive come to like it." Jul. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lester is a terrible name. DONT NAME YOUR SON THAT NO MADDER WHAT!!!" Nov. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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