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Meaning and name origin

Preston \p-res-ton, pr(e)-ston\ as a boy's 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.


Preston is a very popular first name for males (#360 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#639 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Preston for boys. Preston reached its highest rank of #114 in the U.S. in 2007. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Preston name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Prescot and Prestcot. These names tend to be less commonly used than Preston.