Priest's Town

Preston Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \p-res-ton, pr(e)-ston\
Number in U.S 👶 116,000
Rate in 2021 406
Numerology 🔢 8
Name origin 🌍 English

Meaning of Preston

Meaning and originality:

Preston is another example of names that stem from the name of a place. In this case, Preston refers to a place in England. This name includes two elements from Olde English. One element is “preost” which means “priest”, the other element is “tun” which means “settlement”. Therefore, Preston ultimately refers to Priest Town. It should be noted that there are many towns with this name in the UK and United States. As a given name, Preston came to use in the 19th century. It must be used that the usage is mostly limited to North America. In terms of the usage, Preston is mostly used as a last name. In terms of femininity and masculinity, Preston is mostly a masculine name and only in 4% of times it is used as a female name.

Here are some famous people named Preston:

Preston Sturges (playwright)
Preston Foster (actor)

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name him Preston?

A person with this name is usually on the extremes ends of the material spectrum. With such a name you either have a lot of material wealth or you have none. You will make a great CEO. Two words that describe you are balance and power.

You would love to be a mediator and settle people’s disputes. Two features that describe you include: Natural born peacemaker and a spiritual idealist. You are an expert on religion, philosophy, and less traditional forms of healing. Enlightenment is your lifelong quest. You are very selective in choosing friends because you sense people’s feelings and motivations.

You are a fast learner. You like to learn about any topic possible. You are reserved but you leave a great first impression on people that you meet. You are very logical but you get annoyed quite easily because you do not like waiting. When it comes to time, try to be more generous.

How do people react to you?

People believe that you are a generous person who has a lot of compassion for others. You make people feel comfortable. People tend to depend on you. You are not bothered by fashion; it is even possible to say that, at times, you tend to be a shabby dresser. People look at you as a father figure.

People generally view this name as formal, strong, and refined.

Lucky colors: Dark colors such as dark blue, gray, purple, or black

Lucky day(s): Thursday


Preston has never reached the top 100 list of the most popular names for boys in the U.S. Nonetheless, it is still a very respected name. Its lowest popularity came in 1970s, after that the name Is making a comeback. It can be said this name has experienced moderate fluctuations and has never had significant jumps or falls. Preston has an androgynous sound that doesn’t make it an exclusively masculine name. and additionally, although this name refers to a priest town, it doesn’t have a religious feeling to it. For all the fans of Sex and the City out there, John James Preston was the full name of Mr. Big.

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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Preston?
The origin of the name Preston is English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Preston?
Almost 116000 people are named Preston.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Preston?
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