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Gender: M Meaning of Preston: "priest's estate" Origin of Preston: English Preston's Popularity in 2016: #172

The name Preston is a boy's name of English origin meaning "priest's estate". Preston is ranked #172 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Names Trendier Than You Think and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplets (mixed)".

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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 172, 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
Leon Preston Robinson IV, American actor
Preston Reed, American guitarist
Preston Blaine Arsement, American YouTuber
Preston Joe Abbott Nyman, English actor
Sean Preston Federline, son of singer Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
Preston Michael Schwig (b. 2010), son of Kayla Jackson and Michael Schwig

Pop Culture References for the name Preston

Preston Burke, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Preston, character from the movie "Super 8"
Preston Scavo, character on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
Preston, character in film "She's All That"
Preston, city in Lancashire, UK

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