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Origin or Ethnicity
Its source is Leicester, an English name meaning "Ligora's fort."
This boy's name is used in English.
Source Forms: Leicester
The name Lester ranked 194th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Some authorities believe this name is a variation of the occupational surname Lister, based on a Middle English term for a dyer of fabrics.
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The name Lester ranked 4228th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
This name is usually reserved for boys. In part, it could owe its position on the US Census popularity list to incorrectly filled-out census forms.
Some authorities believe this name is a variation of the occupational surname Lister, based on the Middle English term for a dyer of fabrics.
The Ligora referred to in the given meaning, incidentally, is an Old English name whose meaning has been lost.
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