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.