Preston

Preston - A very unique male name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Preston, meaning priest's estate, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #223. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Preston and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Preston? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Preston. The baby boy name Preston was given to 2,916 baby boys in 2012, ranking #128 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 563 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Preston peaked in popularity 13 years ago in 2006 on position 114.



Famous with this name

Kelly Preston
Cynthia Preston
Preston Lacy


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Preston is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Preston is currently topping the baby name charts in Wyoming at position #75 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #218.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Preston is where you live.


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Preston origin and meaning

Preston is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means priest's estate. To see famous people named Preston, pop culture references for the name Preston and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Preston

We've found the following names that sound similar to Preston, sorted by popularity.

Prescott / Prestyn / Priest / Proctor / President / Prestin / Presten /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012128
2011136
2010131
2009120
2008124
2007114
2006114
2005147
2004152
2003154
2002155
2001152
2000141
1999162
1998177
1997178
1996189
1995183
1994193
1993196
1992201
1991216
1990197
1989199
1988200
1987202
1986214
1985235
1984243
1983254
1982267
1981278
1980273
1979287
1978301
1977315
1976305
1975360
1974346
1973347
1972314
1971339
1970354
1969356
1968345
1967348
1966328
1965357
1964366
1963357
1962360
1961374
1960358
1959357
1958346
1957334
1956315
1955325
1954326
1953315
1952299
1951304
1950299
1949292
1948316
1947304
1946307
1945278
1944294
1943292
1942285
1941284
1940282
1939299
1938300
1937287
1936291
1935304
1934286
1933299
1932291
1931304
1930294
1929298
1928294
1927298
1926279
1925277
1924280
1923253
1922263
1921268
1920253
1919251
1918262
1917247
1916247
1915243
1914246
1913255
1912236
1911234
1910223

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wyoming75
Kentucky82
West Virginia83
Mississippi92
Alabama94
Vermont95
Oklahoma96
South Carolina97
Tennessee98
Kansas99
Arkansas105
Ohio105
Utah105
Alaska107
Maine108
Wisconsin110
Michigan111
Georgia111
Virginia116
Louisiana117
North Carolina118
Oregon120
North Dakota120
Idaho123
Washington123
Delaware125
Iowa126
Missouri130
Indiana130
Montana133
Texas133
Pennsylvania136
Rhode Island145
Florida147
Minnesota149
Colorado154
Connecticut155
New Mexico162
Arizona166
Nebraska168
Nevada173
New York176
Illinois177
California178
Hawaii178
Massachusetts188
Maryland188
South Dakota204
New Hampshire211
New Jersey218

Even more about Preston


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Preston a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Preston?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2006
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Preston
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 563
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,916

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