Meaning:princely town
Princeton is a boy’s name of Latin origin. This name, naturally, translates to “princely town” and is best known as the township in New Jersey that is home to the prestigious Ivy League university. Princeton, NJ is said to be named for Prince William of Orange, who became the King of England after the town was settled in the 1680s. As a given name, Princeton has a certain level of timeless refinement, taking the popular Prince to new heights. If you want to crown baby with a name that lets them stand out, this is the one for you.

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