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What does Princeton mean?

Princeton Pronunciation of Princeton [prince-ton] as a boys' name has its root in Latin, and Princeton means "prince". Princeton is a version of Prince (Latin).

Associated with: prince (king).


Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Princeton Ashwin (P.A.), ..

How popular is Princeton?

Princeton is an uncommon given name for men. Princeton is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Princeton was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #431 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prince (#387 in recent rankings) is the only other popular alternative form of Princeton (#431 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Princeton are at the apex of their popularity presently (average #409). Prince is the all-time favorite, although Princeton seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Princeton, Prince in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Princeton and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Brannton, Branston, Branton, Brenton, Brentton, Breton, Brighton, Briton, Britton, Brockton, Brocton, Carington, Cliffeton (see Clifton), Clinton, Cranston, Crichton, Criston, Ericson, Kingston, Linton, Monckton, Pendleton, Philemon, Phinean, Pinchos, Preston, Price, Printz, Printze (see Prince), Prinze, Proctor, Quinnton, Quinton, Swinton, Trenton, Triston, Triton, Vinton, Winston, Winton and Wriston. These names tend to be more commonly used than Princeton.

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