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.