Preston

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

English name

Transferred use of the surname, originally a place name:

Combination of Old English prēost = 'priest' and TUN [1] [2]

Related Names

Preston
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Preston
Genitive: Prestons
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Preston
Genitive: Prestonin
Partitive: Prestonia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Preston
Genitive: Prestons
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Preston
Genitive: Prestons

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
12 24 0 0 12 24
Finland Finland[4]
n.a.
24 0 0
n.a.
24
Denmark Denmark[5]
6
n.a.
1
n.a.
5
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
6
n.a.
0
n.a.
6
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[7]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Preston.


References

  1. A. D. Mills: Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/