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Preston

What does Preston mean?

Preston Pronunciation of Preston [pre-ston] as a boys' name is pronounced PRES-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Preston is "priest's town". Place name. Actor Robert Preston; film director Preston Sturges.

Associated with: old english, priest (monk).

Variations

Creative forms:
(male) Perston, Preton, ..

(female) Prestoni, Preton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Preston Deonte (P.D.), ..

How popular is Preston?

Preston is a very popular first name for males (#360 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#681 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Preston for boys. Preston reached its apex position of #114 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #169 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Preston name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Preston outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeson, Agoston, Allston, Alston, Aston, Belton, Benton, Berton, Boston, Branston, Branton, Braxton, Brendon, Brenton, Brentton, Breton, Bretton, Brexton, Briton, Britton, Brocton, Bryson, Cheston, Crayton, Criston, Crofton, Deston, Dexton, Dunston, Earlston, Easton, Egerton, Elston, Gaeton, Gaston, Glenton, Grayton, Greydon, Houston, Huston, Jeston, Leyton, Marston, Newton, Orson, Orton, Parson, Parton, Payton, Peyton, Platon, Preemo (see Primo), Prentis, Prescot, Prescott, Prestcot, Prestcott (see Prescott), Prestley, Priestly, Proctor, Quenton, Renton, Russton, Seton, Teyton, Torston, Trenton, Trevion, Trevon, Triston, Triton, Tyeson, Welton, Weston and Wriston. These names tend to be less frequently used than Preston.

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