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The baby name Chet was pretty popular for boys in the United States during the mid-20th century, but it fell out of favor by the 1980s. While it was originally used as a nickname for Chester, it easily became a given name in its own right. Chet feels like an old-fashioned “grandpa name,” which means it could very well make a comeback. We like the way it sounds with multi-syllable classic middle names, like Benjamin, Harrison, or Alexander.

Meaning of the name Chet:

English: Fortress

Origin of the name Chet:

Chet started out as a nickname for Chester, which was originally an English surname. It was most likely used to identify people who lived near the city of Chester, England. It means “fortress” or “town with a wall around it.”

Symbolism of the name Chet:

Because of its meaning, new parents may see the baby name Chet as a symbol of strength and power.

Style of the name Chet:


Gender of the name Chet:

Chet is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Chet:


Number of syllables in the name Chet:


Emotion evoked from the name Chet:

The baby name Chet evokes images of someone who is passionate about his interests and has a great sense of humor.

Alternative spellings for the name Chet:

  • Chett

Nicknames for the name Chet:


Popularity of the name Chet:

According to the Social Security Administration, Chet was a top 1,000 baby name for boys between 1956 and 1987. It was most popular when it ranked at number 609 in 1963. It last ranked at number 963 in 1987.

Related names for the name Chet:

Great middle names for Chet and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Chet:

  • Chet Akins (musician)
  • Chet Hanx (actor)
  • Chet Hanulak (football player)
  • Chet Huntley (news anchor)
  • Chet Walker (basketball player)

Chets in popular culture:

  • Chet Alexander (character in the movie “Monsters University”)
  • Chet (character in the movie “Turbo”)
  • Chet Walters (character in the movie “Beverly Hills Ninja”)
  • Chet (character on the TV show “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman”)
  • ChetRocket” Steadman (character in the movie “Rookie of the Year”)
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