Gender: Male Meaning of Preston: "priest's estate" Origin of Preston: English Preston's Popularity in 2019: #217

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.

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Rank in US: #217

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lnxn09 Says:


I’ve loved this name since I was a kid. We would watch the movie The Pistol and the dad in that movie had the name Preston. The wife would call him Press and I always loved that.

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.