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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Town of the Priest

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Preston

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Preston in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Preston:

  • Records indicate that 98,773 boys in the United States have been named Preston since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2007, when 3,757 people in the U.S. were given the name Preston. Those people are now 13 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Preston

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      14 Positive Comments

  • "Preston is the ultimate classy, rich, white boy name. People often say it is also a pretty boy name and i have received numerous compliments for this beautiful name!" Mar. 27, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is an awesome name i love it so nice and good name for boy" Jun. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm pregnant with a baby girl and I'm naming her Preston Adrianna. I know, Preston is a boy name, but I LOVE this name! It's beautiful! Let me know your opinion on her name. BTW, last name's Smith." Feb. 16, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my birth son's name. I had to give up my son because I was 15 when I had him and was recovering from the rape that got me pregnant in the first place but his wonderful adoptive parents promised me they would keep calling him the name I chose. And I chose Preston because it's sophisticated and unique (unlike my name Katie ^_^ :) ) and he was such a classy baby! He's four now and I always look forward to my days off on the weekend when I get to visit him. And I love saying his name :)" Jul. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Preston and people sometimes make fun of me. One kid asked me if I was going to attend Harvard. I'm only 13! But yeah, I'd like to go to Harvard, but I'll probably have to settle for Yale. My mom, Muffy, and all of her family are Yalies, so I'll have to forget about Harvard. Did I mention that I own a mansion and a yacht? My butler is typing this for me, I'm too lazy." Sep. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Preston because it was not a name that was used very often. Infact, I only know 3 Prestons and one of them is my son. He is almost 22yo and has said he likes his name very much." May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a two old grandson named Preston John. He is a very good looking child with blonde hair and big blue eyes." Oct. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Preston and i love my name because it is unique and it just fun to say. I am naming my first son Preston. :)" May. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cause I am Preston Edward! The name has gained so much popularity I am worried it will lose it's uniqueness." Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think it's a crazy name :D mainly cause it's my name XD" Nov. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name and cant wait to name my son Preston. It is very classy and what is wrong with belonging to a country club?" Jul. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name it may sound a bit rich but It's unique just like me I get along with pretty much every person I have met people have a good time with me I help out a lot of people I'm a very good friend and I'm glad my parents named me Preston I don't think I would be the same with any other name" Jun. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my first son Preston. It is sophisticated yet trendy, and every Preston I know is good looking." Dec. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i know a guy named preston..and i think the name is really cool! it sounds very authorative to me...ppl call him "stone" for a nickname..a reasonable one for one of such name...i like it alot.." Aug. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I think the name is very rich. It's the name that someone named Muffy would name her son. It sounds like he belongs to a country club." Jan. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "A nice name but too trendy...certainly not unique these days" Mar. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my surnames preston and its not great being named after a town and a football club but ah well. i just think it sounds a bit silly as a girls surname but its alright as a boys name i guess. and that girl named preston... i dont mean it nastily but i do feel sorry for you it just seems quite boyish to me" Mar. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "EXCUSE ME, but im a girl and my name is Preston...what up with that?" Jul. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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