Preston: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Preston

Preston

Pronunciation: PREHS-tən (key)

Origin of the name Preston:

Transferred use of the surname meaning "from Preston." The name is derived from the English place-name composed of the Old English elements préost (priest) and tūn (town, settlement, village): hence, "the priest's village."

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Comments and insights on the name Preston: | Edit

I was born in Preston, England, so I don't really like is as a name that much.

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My brother Preston is the best person I know. He has such a kind heart and is always truly wanting to do the right thing--and does. He is also a wonderful daddy to my niece.

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Pres, Tony

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Famous real-life people named Preston: | Edit

Sean Preston Federline, son of Britney Spears
Preston Manning, Canadian politician

Preston in song, story & screen: | Edit

Preston Burke, character from the TV series "Grey's Anatomy".
John James Preston, a.k.a. "Mr. Big", Carrie Bradshaw's on-again, off-again boyfriend and eventual husband on the HBO series "Sex and the City".

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