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Gender: Male Meaning of Prescott: "priest's cottage" Origin of Prescott: English

The name Prescott is a boy's name of English origin meaning "priest's cottage". Prescott and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Prescott is one of several distinguished, upper-crusty surnames beginning with P.

There are several historical surnamed Prescotts, including William, a Massachusetts Minuteman and commander at the battle of Bunker Hill, and Samuel, a Revolutonary patriot who traveled with Paul Revere on the night of his famous ride. Prescott is also the first name of the father and brother of George H.W. Bush.

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Pop Culture References for the name Prescott

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headintheclouds Says:


I'm not a fan of most surname names, and I personally would not use WASPy preppy names under this category as it's just not my style. I do know an adorable little boy named Prescott who wears his name very well though, and for those who like surname names, I think Prescott is a great choice that's more refreshing and unusual. It's like a mix between the names Preston and Scott.

hexagonsun Says:


We recently named our son Prescott because we liked the sound of this unique/underused name. The name has a regal feel and still allows for the more casual nickname of "Scotty." We also liked it's religious connotation ("blessed place"), and how it matched trends toward old-fashioned names, as well as place-names.

MaryKathryn Says:


I really like this name, but I feel like it's better for a dog than for a little boy