What does Preston mean?
Preston \p-res-ton, pr(e)-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.
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 #149 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)