Priscilla Name Meaning & Origin

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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

CeCe, Cilla, Prisca, Priscila

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I love the name Priscilla. I once dated a lady named Priscilla and she was everything I wanted out of a woman. Talk about beauty, she has it. Talk about good attitude, she has it all. In fact, she was just awesome.

Meanings and history of the name Priscilla

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

Priscilla Mullins, Mayflower Pilgrim who married John Alden.
Priscilla Presley, actress and ex-wife of Elvis.
Priscilla Barnes, actress.
Priscilla- First century Christian missionary in the New Testament, married to Aquilla

Priscilla in song, story & screen

Priscilla in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Courtship of Miles Standish"
Priscilla By: Eddie Cooley
Film "Priscilla Queen of the Desert"
Priscilla “Prissy” Andrews, a character in “Anne of Green Gables”

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