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).