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Gender: Male Meaning of Preston: "priest's estate" Origin of Preston: English Preston's Popularity in 2017: #190

The name Preston is a boy's name of English origin meaning "priest's estate". Preston is ranked #190 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Preppy family".

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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, 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 (born Edmund Preston Biden), American playwright and director
Preston Smith Brooks, American Congressman from South Carolina
(Ernest) Preston Manning, Canadian MP and Leader of the Opposition
Preston Brust, American country music singer of band LoCash
Preston Reed, American guitarist
Preston Lacy, American stunt performer and TV personality ("Jackass")
Preston Thomas Tucker, American automaker
Preston Blaine Arsement, American YouTuber
Preston Joe Abbott Nyman, English actor
Reginald Herbert "Preston" Lockwood, English actor
Preston Pippen, son of American basketballer Scottie Pippen
Preston Michael Schwig (b. 2010), son of Kayla Jackson and Michael Schwig
Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos, founder and CEO of
Leon Preston Robinson IV, American actor
Sean Preston Federline, son of singer Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Pop Culture References for the name Preston

Preston Xavier Burke, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Preston Meyers, main character in film "Can't Hardly Wait"
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

Presten, Prestyn, Prestin, Prestan


beachbear Says:


Preston. Prestige. Impress.
WAY too lofty. No thanks.

beachbear Says:


Same reason I don't like Camden...because of Camden, NJ.

Liz Kent Says:


I dislike this name due to the fact that there is a rough town in England called Preston

Liz Kent Says:


If you visit the town, that opinion will quickly change

amberdaydream Says:


After Fallout 4, I've actually really warmed up to this name.

cabosanmucus Says:


To me, that's a Parker.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I think I like this name but I imagine it on a rich kid whose just crashed his mother Mercedes into a wall while driving drunk and gets away scot free. Maybe just me?

LavenderLullabies Says:


"General! There's another settlement that needs your help!"

//Yeeeah, the character from Fallout bugs me so much I don't think I could ever use this simply because of that.