Preston - Meaning of Preston

What does Preston mean?

[ 1 syll. pres-ton, pr-est-on ] The baby boy name Preston is pronounced as PR-S-TahN †. Preston is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name means priest town. It is from the words 'preost' meaning priest ; 'tun' town, settlement, homestead. The first name is derived from the surname, itself from a place name so called in England. It was first used as a given name in the 19th century.

Pfeostun, Pres, Prestan, Presten, Prestin, Prestun, and Prestyn are variations of Preston.

See also the related categories, english, town (village), homestead (land), and priest (theologian).

Preston is popular as a baby boy name. The name's popularity rose from the 1960s up to the 2000s. At the peak of its usage in 2007, 0.172% of baby boys were given the name Preston. It had a ranking of #114 then. The baby name has experienced a fall in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.101% and its ranking #205, but it was nonetheless the most popular out of all boy names in its family.

Baby names that sound like Preston include Prestan, Prestin, Prestyn, Purushottam, and Purushottama.

† Pronunciation for Preston: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

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