Preston Name Meaning & Origin
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.
Preston is my husband's name. He is strong, protective and hard-working. People feel safe in his presence. Everyone tells me it is a sophisticated and posh sounding name, and I agree!
My son’s name is Preston Theodore and my husband and I absolutely love his name.
I know a Preston who is strong-willed, but serves and loves others. He teaches at prisons, and brings meals to poor neighborhoods. He is a true role model!
I really like this name!
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My cousins name is Prestynn and she is a girl. I personally prefer Prestynn as a girls name. Her nickname is Prezzi and she is adorable.
- Meanings and history of the name Preston: | Edit
Preston means Priest's Town in English.
- Famous real-life people named Preston: | Edit
Sean Preston Federline, son of Britney Spears
Preston Manning, Canadian politician
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- Preston in song, story & screen: | Edit
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. A character in a song by Stuart Hamblen.
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".