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Webster

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
73k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Webster

User Submitted Origins

English
60%
Scottish
27%
African
13%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Webster means "Angelic".
  2. A user from Indiana, U.S. says the name Webster is of Scottish origin and means "Weaver".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Web"ster
A weaver; originally, a female weaver.

Etymology: AS. webbestre. See Web Weave, and -ster

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States lexicographer (1758-1843)
  2. United States politician and orator (1782-1817)
  3. English playwright (1580-1625)
Wiktionary
  1. An English occupational surname​ for someone who was a weaver.
  2. Any of various dictionaries published under the name Webster.
  3. (jocular) Nickname for a person who is a walking dictionary
  4. A small city, the county seat of Day County, South Dakota, United States.

Notable Persons Named Webster

Notable Persons Named Webster

Webbie

Webbie is a hip hop music rapping, actor, and entrepreneurship. He holds the title Independent". He has been prominent since 2000. Webbie was given the name Webster Gradney, Jr. on September 6th, 1985 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Webbie is also known as Young Savage & Webbie.

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Webster Tarpley

Webster Tarpley is an author, journalist, and historian. Webster was given the name Webster Griffin Tarpley in 1947 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Webster Thayer

Webster was born on July 7th, 1857 in Massachusetts. He left this life on April 18th, 1933.

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Webster Slaughter

Webster Slaughter is a football player for the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, and San Diego Chargers. He was most active from 1986 to 1998. Webster was born on October 19th, 1964 in Stockton, California.

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Webster Anderson

His military service ended in 1967. Webster was born on July 15th, 1933 in Winnsboro, South Carolina. He passed away on August 30th, 2003.

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Webster Kotiwani Shamu

Webster Kotiwani Shamu is a Minister of State for Policy Implementation, Minister of Information, and Publicity of Zimbabwe. Webster was born on June 6th, 1945 in Southern Rhodesia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Webster

Notable Persons With the Last Name Webster

Mike Webster

Mike Webster was a football player. Mike was born on March 18th, 1952 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. He breathed his last breath on September 24th, 2002.

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Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster was a 14th , and 19th United States Secretary of State. Daniel was born on January 18th, 1782 in Salisbury, New Hampshire, U.S. He died on October 24th, 1852.

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Travis Scott

Travis Scott is a musician. They have been prominent since 2008. Travis was given the name Jacques Webster on April 30th, 1992. Travis is also known as La Flame.

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Victor Webster

He has been prominent since 1998. Victor was born on February 7th, 1973 in Calgary.

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Noah Webster

Noah Webster was an author, lexicography, connecticut house of representatives, lexicographer, and connecticut state representative. Noah was given the name Noah Webster, Jr. on October 16th, 1758 in Western Reserve of Hartford,Connecticut, British America. He breathed his last breath on May 28th, 1843.

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David Webster

David Webster is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

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  • Charlie Webster
    Sports Tv Presenter
  • William Webster
    Chairperson of the Homeland Security Advisory Council
  • Nikki Webster
    Musician
  • Daniel Webster
    Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Ben Webster
    Saxophone
  • Alex Webster
    Musician
  • Martell Webster
    Basketball Player
  • Jean Webster
    Writer
  • Mark Webster
  • Mary Ann Bevan
    Nurse
  • Corey Webster
    Football Player
  • Nesta Helen Webster
    Writer
  • Sophia Webster
  • Allen Webster
    Baseball Player

Common last names for Webster

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Young
  • Campbell
  • Walker

Common first names for Webster

  • William
  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Helen
  • Richard
  • Dorothy
  • Margaret
  • Donald
  • Daniel
  • Ruth
  • Thomas
  • David
  • Elizabeth
  • Harold
  • Walter

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Webster U.S.
  White 73.50% 64.26%
  African American 19.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Webster

People with the last name Webster are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Webster

  • What name lists does Webster rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Webster? Webster is the 4,217th most popular name of all time. As a last name Webster was the 453rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Webster have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,397 babies born with the first name Webster in the United States. That's more than enough people named Webster to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Webster? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Webster first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Webster is Wednesday, September 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Webster born? The highest recorded use of the first name Webster was in 1915 with a total of 101 babies.
  • Random Webster Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Webster is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Webster: The name spelled backwards is Retsbew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Esetbwr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Webster? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 72,625 people with the last name Webster.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Webster? Webster was ranked as the 453rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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