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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 47 0 47
1881 36 0 36
1882 49 0 49
1883 52 0 52
1884 49 0 49
1885 48 0 48
1886 36 0 36
1887 44 0 44
1888 58 0 58
1889 39 0 39
1890 49 0 49
1891 51 0 51
1892 49 0 49
1893 46 0 46
1894 66 0 66
1895 58 0 58
1896 53 0 53
1897 37 0 37
1898 53 0 53
1899 52 0 52
1900 78 0 78
1901 78 0 78
1902 62 0 62
1903 76 0 76
1904 67 0 67
1905 82 0 82
1906 61 0 61
1907 71 0 71
1908 88 0 88
1909 76 0 76
1910 112 0 112
1911 128 0 128
1912 206 0 206
1913 218 0 218
1914 319 0 319
1915 388 0 388
1916 424 6 418
1917 421 8 413
1918 422 5 417
1919 430 0 430
1920 482 0 482
1921 453 5 448
1922 467 0 467
1923 479 0 479
1924 418 5 413
1925 427 0 427
1926 415 0 415
1927 376 0 376
1928 381 0 381
1929 352 5 347
1930 389 10 379
1931 334 0 334
1932 352 0 352
1933 316 0 316
1934 357 0 357
1935 323 0 323
1936 333 0 333
1937 360 0 360
1938 331 0 331
1939 353 0 353
1940 381 0 381
1941 395 0 395
1942 452 6 446
1943 447 0 447
1944 410 0 410
1945 447 0 447
1946 453 0 453
1947 531 6 525
1948 461 0 461
1949 536 0 536
1950 533 0 533
1951 520 0 520
1952 565 5 560
1953 517 5 512
1954 489 5 484
1955 529 5 524
1956 548 0 548
1957 515 0 515
1958 477 0 477
1959 487 0 487
1960 478 0 478
1961 451 0 451
1962 485 0 485
1963 483 5 478
1964 459 8 451
1965 457 0 457
1966 520 0 520
1967 466 6 460
1968 507 8 499
1969 508 0 508
1970 523 0 523
1971 551 8 543
1972 576 6 570
1973 488 6 482
1974 488 7 481
1975 452 0 452
1976 576 7 569
1977 592 9 583
1978 598 0 598
1979 696 5 691
1980 768 5 763
1981 751 9 742
1982 812 5 807
1983 830 11 819
1984 909 6 903
1985 984 7 977
1986 1,132 12 1,120
1987 1,289 9 1,280
1988 1,364 15 1,349
1989 1,480 9 1,471
1990 1,537 9 1,528
1991 1,435 10 1,425
1992 1,537 11 1,526
1993 1,560 15 1,545
1994 1,615 9 1,606
1995 1,726 13 1,713
1996 1,673 6 1,667
1997 1,905 16 1,889
1998 1,905 14 1,891
1999 2,298 10 2,288
2000 2,768 24 2,744
2001 2,635 18 2,617
2002 2,532 17 2,515
2003 2,651 14 2,637
2004 2,666 21 2,645
2005 2,741 16 2,725
2006 3,727 13 3,714
2007 3,805 17 3,788
2008 3,471 13 3,458
2009 3,471 10 3,461
2010 3,114 15 3,099
2011 3,043 21 3,022
2012 2,946 14 2,932
2013 2,659 14 2,645
2014 2,724 19 2,705

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 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Preston" ranks #73 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 90 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 3,471 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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Where is the name Preston popular?

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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 popular, that you are!

R is for rational, the way you think.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Notserp". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oetnspr". 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 Feb 5, 1928

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 New Guinea approximately on 1575. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

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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