Name: Preston

Origin and Meaning of the Name Preston

  • Meaning:
    Priest settlement
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (PRESS tun)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Preston)
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Miscellaneous Info for Preston

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Preston is a city in Lancashire, England on the River Ribble. It was named Preston either as a result of the lands being owned by York Cathedral, or due to the priory set up by St Wilfrid on the Ribble.

    Preston Burke was the name of a character on the popular TV show 'Grey's Anatomy'.

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Popularity Rank of Preston (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Preston - Rankings by Year

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