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Lester

Lester Meaning and Origin

Lester is a boy’s place name and is of English origin. The name Lester is derived from the Old English words “leof,” meaning “beloved,” and “ceaster,” which refers to a Roman town or a walled city. Therefore, the name Lester can be interpreted to mean “from the fortified town of the beloved.” Lester has been a moderately popular given name throughout history. It reached its peak popularity in the United States during the mid-20th century but has declined in usage in recent years.

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