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Gender: Male Meaning of Princeton: "princely town" Origin of Princeton: English Princeton's Popularity in 2017: #404

The name Princeton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "princely town". Princeton is ranked #404 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like 174 Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

This uppity name has been a fast climber in recent years, 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.

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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