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105k
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since 1880

Preston

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the priest's town
  • #610 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188047047
188136036
188249049
188352052
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19111280128
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19184225417
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19373600360
19383310331
19393530353
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19754520452
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19775929583
19785980598
19796965691
19807685763
19817519742
19828125807
198383011819
19849096903
19859847977
19861,132121,120
19871,28991,280
19881,364151,349
19891,48091,471
19901,53791,528
19911,435101,425
19921,537111,526
19931,560151,545
19941,61591,606
19951,726131,713
19961,67361,667
19971,905161,889
19981,905141,891
19992,298102,288
20002,768242,744
20012,635182,617
20022,532172,515
20032,651142,637
20042,666212,645
20052,741162,725
20063,727133,714
20073,805173,788
20083,471133,458
20093,471103,461
20103,114153,099
20113,043213,022
20122,946142,932
20132,659142,645
20142,724192,705

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Preston" ranks #92 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 67 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of 3,114 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Preston" mean? The list below shows the origins of Preston as well as things modernly associated with the name Preston such as celebrities named Preston.

English

Origin and Meaning of Preston

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.

Preston Lacy

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

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Preston Sturges

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

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Preston Wilson

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

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Alternative Meanings

P is for pure, the spiritual side of you.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Notserp". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Opnsrte". 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.

Past life for Preston born Sep 2, 1943

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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