Priscilla: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Priscilla

Priscilla

Pronunciation: pri-SIL-ə (key)

Origin of the name Priscilla:

Diminutive form of the Latin Prisca, a feminine form of Priscus, which is a Roman surname derived from priscus (ancient, primitive).

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Related Names:

CeCe, Cilla, Prisca, Priscila, Prissy

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Comments and insights on the name Priscilla: | Edit

Priscilla is my grandma's name. I don't like Priscilla at all. It's ugly to me. But it is a good name for my grandma. Old-fashioned.

I really love this name. I just think it is one of those where a child is either going to LOVE or Hate their name. I think it is beautiful, but it isn't all about me...I'm not the one who has to live with it. Should I take the chance...

I love it. I think it's classy and elegant. It has that old Hollywood feel to it. I believe that with other old Hollywood names like Ava being fresh and new sounding again, Priscilla is just at the right time for a revival.

Personal experiences with the name Priscilla: | Edit

My name is Priscilla. Its' not ugly or annoying. My friends love to call me by my whole name. They think that I'm the only girl they know who has this name. It's unique and fashionable. I've never met a person with the same name as mine.

Nicknames for Priscilla: | Edit

Cilla,Prissy,CeCe,Precy, Priss, Prill, Prilla, Cill

Meanings and history of the name Priscilla: | Edit

A woman lived in Roman times who, at the age of 13, was tortured and beheaded for refusing to give up her Christian faith. She was later made a saint/martyr by the Catholic church.

Famous real-life people named Priscilla: | Edit

Priscilla Mullins, Mayflower Pilgrim who married John Alden.
Priscilla Presley, actress and ex-wife of Elvis.
Priscilla Barnes, actress.

Priscilla in song, story & screen: | Edit

Priscilla in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Courtship of Miles Standish"
Priscilla By: Eddie Cooley
Film "Priscilla Queen of the Desert"

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