Priestley is a meaningful and unique name that has stood the test of time. This is a place name that is most commonly used for boys. It has its root in the Old English language and is an alternate variation of the Old English name Presley. The meaning of Priestley is 'priest's meadow'. Presley is the only family name associated with Priestley that appeared in the top 2000 on the baby name popularity chart. This name evokes agreeableness, ardor, and expectation. People with this name have incredible confidence and like to express their views. They are mindful and gentle and show interest in others' lives. Priestley is also a popular second name that is used by people all across the world. Jason Bradford Priestley is a Canadian television director-actor known as Brandon Walsh on the 'TV series 'Beverly Hills'. Joseph Priestley FRS was an English separatist theologian, multi-subject educator, chemist, natural philosopher, grammarian, and liberal political theorist. Sir William Edwin Briggs Priestley was a British Liberal politician from Yorkshire.