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Preston Name Meaning and Origin

Preston Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Priest's town, From the priest's estate

Name Origin


The name Preston means 'Priest's town' or 'From the priest's estate'. It is of Old English origin and is a locational surname referring to someone who lived near the priest's house or church. The name indicates a connection to the clergy or a religious background.

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Preston Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Preston has a smooth and clear pronunciation, with emphasis on the first syllable, making it easy to say and remember.

Name Melody Rating:

The two syllables in Preston flow well together, creating a balanced and rhythmic sound when spoken.

Famous People Named Preston

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● Preston Burke

Preston Burke is a fictional character from the TV series Grey's Anatomy. He is a talented cardiothoracic surgeon known for his dedication to medicine and complex relationships with his colleagues.

● Preston Manning

Preston Manning is a Canadian politician and founder of the Reform Party of Canada. He played a significant role in shaping conservative politics in Canada.

● Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges was an American film director and screenwriter known for his witty and sophisticated comedies during the 1940s. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Preston Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Preston

The name Preston does not typically evoke negative characters or cultural symbols. It is a respectable and classic name with no widely known negative associations.

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