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107k
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since 1880
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47k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Preston

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How popular is the baby 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 426 0 426
1926 416 0 416
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 361 0 361
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 409 0 409
1945 448 0 448
1946 453 0 453
1947 531 6 525
1948 461 0 461
1949 536 0 536
1950 534 0 534
1951 519 0 519
1952 566 5 561
1953 516 5 511
1954 490 5 485
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 506 8 498
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 769 5 764
1981 752 9 743
1982 812 5 807
1983 830 11 819
1984 909 6 903
1985 984 7 977
1986 1,132 12 1,120
1987 1,288 9 1,279
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 1,727 13 1,714
1996 1,673 6 1,667
1997 1,905 16 1,889
1998 1,905 14 1,891
1999 2,299 10 2,289
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 3,728 13 3,715
2007 3,806 17 3,789
2008 3,471 13 3,458
2009 3,472 10 3,462
2010 3,115 15 3,100
2011 3,046 21 3,025
2012 2,948 14 2,934
2013 2,665 15 2,650
2014 2,743 20 2,723
2015 2,447 19 2,428

Fun Facts about the name Preston

  • How many people with the first name Preston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 107,472 babies born with the first name Preston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Preston to occupy the territory of United States Virgin Islands (USA) with an estimated population of 106,405 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Preston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 47 new born babies.
  • When was Preston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Preston is Monday, August 23rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Preston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Preston was in 2007 with a total of 3,789 babies. That's a lot of babies named Preston!
  • Random Preston Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Preston ranks 94th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 43 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Preston: Your name in reverse order is Notserp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oerptsn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Preston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 47,367 people with the last name Preston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Preston? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Preston as their last name.
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Popularity of Preston as a first name

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Popularity of Preston as a last name

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Common last names for Preston

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Robinson
  • Wilson
  • Hall
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Hill
  • Thomas
  • Walker
  • Lewis
  • Adams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Preston U.S.
  White 73.18% 64.26%
  African American 20.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.05% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Preston

People with the last name Preston are most frequently White or African American

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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.

Old English prēost (“priest”) + tūn (“settlement”).

  1. An industrial city in Lancashire, England.
  2. Several other towns and villages.
  3. An English surname derived from any of the placenames.
  4. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Preston

Preston And Steve
Preston And Steve Podcast
Preston Country Club For Pets
Preston Brooks
Preston Burke
Preston Ford
Preston Jacobs
Preston Smith
Preston Tucker
Preston Bailey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Preston

Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston is a model and actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Kelly was born in 1962 as Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Billy Preston

Billy Preston is a musician, songwriter, and producer specializing in R&B, rock, soul, and funk music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1956 to 2005. Billy was born in 1946 as William Everett Preston in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Cynthia Preston

Cynthia Preston is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Cynthia was born in 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Bobby Preston

Bobby was born in 1993.

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What does the name Preston mean?

Pis for popular, that you are!

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

Eis for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

Sis for sweetheart, you really are!

Tis for treasure, that of your friendship.

Ois for ornate, nothing plain here!

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

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