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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #610 most popular

What does the name "Preston" mean?

Preston (English): From the priest's town

The name "Preston" is of English origin and it means "From the priest's town". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

P is for pride, strong and alive!

R is for relax, you know how!

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

S is for special, you are, you know!

T is for teacher, you truly are.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Notserp". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rtoespn". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Preston" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Preston? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 104,987 babies born with the name Preston in the United States. That's more than enough Prestons to occupy the country of Tonga with an estimated population of 103,036 (as of November 30, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 47 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Preston" was in 2007 with a total of 3,788 babies. (That's a lot of baby Prestons)

According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Preston" is not a popular baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1958. Across the entire United States a total of only 477 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Preston popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Preston in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Preston

Preston Lacy

Preston Lacy is an actor, stunt performer, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1992 to present. Preston was born in 1973 in Carthage, Missouri, United States.


Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges is a playwright, screenwriter, and film director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1928 to 1956. Preston was born in 1898 as Edmund Preston Biden in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Preston Wilson

Preston Wilson is a MLB player. Preston was born in 1974 in Bamberg, South Carolina.


Past life for Preston born May 3, 2005

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern England approximately on 450. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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