- this week

Gender: M Meaning of Princeton: "princely town" Origin of Princeton: English Princeton's Popularity in 2016: #413

The name Princeton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "princely town". Princeton is ranked #413 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like New Baby Names on the Rise and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

This uppity name has climbed more than 500 spots in the past six years, hitting Number 413 in 2016 -- but we still think it's a bit much. Even abroad, where the connection to the prestigious university will be weaker, any name beginning with "Prince" will sound pretentious.

Find other names based on Princeton using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Princeton

Princeton, stage name of Jacob Perez of Mindless Behavior
Princeton Harris Hamilton (b. 2011), son of singer Anthony Hamilton

Pop Culture References for the name Princeton

Princeton University is a private Ivy League college in Princeton, New Jersey.
Princeton from "Avenue Q" (musical)

Princeston, Prenston, Princton