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Meaning of Priscilla

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The name Priscilla has the following meaning:

Ancient one. Made popular by Priscilla Presley, wife of the rock and roll king, Elvis Presley.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Priscilla is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 307 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Priscilla remained at the same ranking of 415.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Priscilla in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Priscilla is pronounced as prih-sil-uh


Priscilla originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Priscilla and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Priscilla: Boys - Cicero, Marcus, Patrick, Roman, Rufus, Sergio, Titus, Girls - Almeta, Ardis, Ava, Belva, Celeste, Clora, Decima, Diva, Gillian, Karlie, Marsha, Maxine, Sabina, Sabine, Sabrina, Selina, Stella, Theodosia, Verdie, Both genders - Amanda, Clara



Common nicknames for the name Priscilla are: Cilla, Prissy, CeCe


We think the name Priscilla should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Priscilla to be: Pretty and feminine woman

In one word, you might describe Priscilla as a(n) "feminine" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Priscilla (or its variants) are:

Priscilla Horton, later Priscilla German Reed, born on 2 January, a famous singer. Priscilla Horton, later Priscilla German Reed's background: A popular English singer and actress, known for her role as Ariel in W. C. Macready's production of The Tempest in 1838 and 'fairy' burlesques at Covent Garden Theatre.

Priscilla Richman Owen, born on 4 October, a famous judge. Priscilla Richman Owen's background: A federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She was previously a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court. Owen was born in Palacios, Texas.

Priscilla Ann Beaulieu Presley, born on 24 May, a famous model. Priscilla Ann Beaulieu Presley's background: An American model, actress and author. She is the rock 'n' roll singer and musician Elvis Presley's ex-wife and the mother of singer Lisa Marie Presley.
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