Foster: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Foster

An English occupational name meaning "keeper of the forest." But there'll be times when you think your little Foster's bedroom more closely resembles a jungle. Or, you know, a landfill.

Nicknames:

Foss, Fossie.

Famous people named Foster:

Comedian Foster Brooks; sportscaster Foster Hewitt; Nobel Prize winner Norman Foster Ramsey; singer/songwriter Harry Foster Chapin.

Fun fact:

The word "foster" means "fetus" in Norwegian.

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