"priest's estate"

Preston Origin and Meaning

The name Preston is a boy's name of English origin meaning "priest's estate".

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, 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.

# 275 in the US

Preston Rank in US Top 1000

# 637 on Nameberry

Preston Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Preston Popularity

Famous People Named Preston

  • Preston Sturges (born Edmund Preston Biden)American playwright and director
  • Preston Smith BrooksAmerican Congressman from South Carolina
  • (Ernest) Preston ManningCanadian MP and Leader of the Opposition
  • Preston BrustAmerican country music singer of band LoCash
  • Preston ReedAmerican guitarist
  • Preston LacyAmerican stunt performer and TV personality ("Jackass")
  • Preston Thomas TuckerAmerican automaker
  • Preston Blaine ArsementAmerican YouTuber
  • Preston Joe Abbott NymanEnglish actor
  • Reginald Herbert "Preston" LockwoodEnglish actor
  • Preston Pippenson of American basketballer Scottie Pippen
  • Preston Michael Schwig (b. 2010)son of Kayla Jackson and Michael Schwig
  • Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezosfounder and CEO of
  • Leon Preston Robinson IVAmerican actor
  • Sean Preston Federlineson of singer Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Preston in Pop Culture

  • Preston Xavier Burkecharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Preston Meyersmain character in film "Can't Hardly Wait"
  • Prestoncharacter from the movie "Super 8"
  • Preston Scavocharacter on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
  • Prestoncharacter in film "She's All That"
  • Prestoncity in Lancashire, UK
  • Preston Garveya character and companion in the video game "Fallout 4"
  • Preston Goodplaycharacter in the Rooster Teeth animated series "Camp Camp"