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Name Foster

Meaning:maybe guest, strangerTools:

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Gender:male
Languages of use:English
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Ester, Fisher, Hester, Lester, Porter, Wouter     Details
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About Gaston, the group of names with the same origin as Foster

Meaning/translation:maybe guest, stranger
Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin:meaning not known for sure
 used a long time in France, but maybe with Germanic root, from the word gast (guest, stranger)
 possible is also a derivation from Gascogne (originally Vasconia), the name of a region in France,
Words:gast = the guest, the stranger  Old High German
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Variants' top ranks:72:Gastón Argentina 2009,  937:Foster USA 2013
Old/original forms:Vedastus Latinized
Name variants:Foster, Gaston, Gastón, Gastone, Vaast, Waast   Sortable list   Details
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USA yearlyGraph2014 991,  2013 9372012 993