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Gender: M Meaning of Preston: "priest's estate" Origin of Preston: English Preston's Popularity in 2013: #148

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Britney Spears put this old-fashioned surname name back on the map when she chose it as her son Sean's middle name, which the family uses as his first.

One of the most popular names of its genre, Preston is now at Number 148, having been in the Top 200 since 1994. It's been heard on such TV shows as "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Wire." The most memorable bearer of the name is probably Preston Sturges (born Edmund), one of the leading screwball comedy writer/directors of Hollywood's Golden Age.

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Famous People Named Preston

Preston Sturges, film writer and director
Preston Pippen, son of American basketballer Scottie Pippen
Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com
Leon Preston Robinson IV, American actor
Preston Reed, American guitarist
Sean Preston Federline, son of singer Britney Spears
Preston Joe Abbott Nyman, English actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Preston

Preston Burke - name of a surgeon on tv series, Grey's Anatomy
Preston - character from the movie "Super 8"
Preston Scavo - character from "Desperate Housewives"
Preston - from the movie "She's All That"
Preston - city in Lancashire, UK

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