A Fortress, Camp






Emily P. Contributor

I just love the name Chester! It's so cute, yet elegant and traditional at the same time.

Chester is a name with old English roots meaning "fortress" or "walled town," so it's a top-notch choice for your little companion. It's got a touch of regal charm, a dash of vintage cool, and a sprinkle of Cheetos' mascot, Chester Cheetah, for that pop culture zing.

It's a name that says, "I'm a dog of sophistication, but I also know how to let down my hair and spend hours chasing my tail."

Plus, if your dog ever decides to start a band, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fame has already proven it's a rockstar-worthy name.

So, why not Chester? There's just so much to love about this name, whether your pup is the shy type or likes to make a statement.

Traits associated with the name Chester:

Dogs named Chester tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Chester?

Naming your dog Chester suggests that you have a fondness for traditional names and may have a classic, timeless style. It could also suggest that you have a strong sense of loyalty and are looking for a companion who will be a faithful friend.

Is Chester a good dog name?

Chester has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Chester isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Chester is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Chester was, in the past month, the 89th most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Chester is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Chester was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Chester's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Chester is most adored in District of Columbia, New Jersey and Utah.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Delaware, Arizona and Minnesota.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Chester.

Most popular breeds named Chester:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Chow Chow

Famous dogs named Chester:

  • television icon A pomeranian named Chester featured in the television show The Nanny.
  • film icon A dog named Chester played a role in the movie Looney Tunes.

Chester is found in these categories:

british dog names

A historic city in England known for Roman walls and architecture.

cute dog names

Evokes cuddly imagery, reminiscent of playful, lovable characters in children's literature.

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the Victorian era, its popularity has since waned significantly.

Dog names like Chester:

From the ford by the cliff
One who transports goods by cart or wagon.
Barrel maker
English ???“ chief
Genuine, bold or brave
Chester dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (5)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think of the name Chester is a perfect dog name for a brown dog.
January 22, 2024

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Lili (Ontario, Canada)
My pug's name is Chester 😍
February 12, 2023

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Santa (England, United Kingdom)
Chester is a great name for a dog and looks posh on a staffie
May 29, 2022

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McD (Kansas, United States)
I really want another puppy specifically a Cavachon male and name him Chester
March 14, 2022

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Fanny (California, United States)
I recently named my Yorkie Chester 🥺
March 04, 2022

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