Meaning and Origin of the Name Lester

The name, Lester is traditionally a boy’s name, and it comes from the Latin. The meaning of Lester is “from the legions camp.” The word Lester is believed to originate from the town of Leicester in the East Midlands of England.

Traits of People Called Lester

Gentlemen with the name Lester typically like to use their skills in a leadership role and want to be independent. They are the delegators, leaving themselves free to focus on more significant matters. Some of their other skills include:
• Analysis
• Comprehension
• A high ability to learn
• Investigative work and
• Adaptability

They make excellent teachers, scholars, mystics, priests, accountants and philosophers. Because they are deep thinkers, they tend to be introverted. Being an introvert can be very challenging in an extroverted world. Introverts can come across as snobbish and depressed, but they just enjoy their own company and live inside their own heads a lot. So, don’t take it personally!

Popularity of the Name

The popularity of Lester was at its peak in the early 20th century and the late 1800s. However, since that time, the name has decreased in popularity, and today, we have about 4,800 “Lester’s” in the United States.

Famous people with the First Name Lester

If your name is “Lester” you are in good company with the following famous individuals:
• Lester Holt, NBC anchorman
• Lester Pearson was a politician
• Lester Hunt was also a politician
• Lester Flatt played a mean guitar
• Lester Bowie played the trumpet
• Lester Maitland was a pilot
• Lester Hayes is a retired football player and
• Lester Gillis, well, this Lester was a criminal. Try not to follow in his footsteps

Spiritually, Lester is the “seeker of truth,” and his lucky number is seven. And ladies, records indicate that we’ve had 41 girls by the name of Lester since 1880. So, go ahead Moms and Dads, set a new precedent and name your baby girl Lester.

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