First name origin & meaning:
American: From the holiday
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone living to the east of a
main settlement, from Middle English easter ‘eastern’, Old
English ēasterra, in form a comparative of ēast
‘east’ (see East).
- English: habitational name from a group
of villages in Essex, named from Old English eowestre
- English: nickname for someone who had some connection
with the festival of Easter, such as being born or baptized at that
time (Old English ēastre, perhaps from the name of a pagan
festival connected with the dawn).
- Translation of the
German family name Oster.
This name appears in the following lists:
Comments for Easter