Infographic of Priscilla name meaning, which is “The venerable,” from the Latin priscus, ancient, but more directly from Prisons, the surname of a venerable Roman clan. In Longfellow’s Courtship of Miles Standish, a Puritan maid who, when courted by proxy John Alden, demurely said, “Why don’t you speak for yourself, John?”
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Priscilla Name Popularity

How popular is the name Priscilla? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 344 88 0.025%
1911 365 78 0.0209%
1912 347 132 0.0262%
1913 334 166 0.0293%
1914 323 222 0.0319%
1915 304 330 0.0363%
1916 285 399 0.0413%
1917 288 421 0.0421%
1918 275 484 0.0451%
1919 269 523 0.0499%
1920 262 592 0.0532%
1921 246 695 0.0607%
1922 236 731 0.0656%
1923 227 778 0.0695%
1924 222 840 0.0723%
1925 227 791 0.07%
1926 220 804 0.0731%
1927 209 878 0.0793%
1928 211 863 0.0807%
1929 214 823 0.0795%
1930 212 804 0.077%
1931 221 724 0.0734%
1932 225 686 0.0694%
1933 235 644 0.0691%
1934 242 615 0.0636%
1935 222 744 0.0766%
1936 214 734 0.0762%
1937 207 768 0.0779%
1938 188 1,007 0.0984%
1939 149 1,514 0.1488%
1940 127 1,964 0.1848%
1941 130 1,961 0.1742%
1942 135 1,979 0.1567%
1943 146 1,811 0.1387%
1944 157 1,554 0.1254%
1945 166 1,392 0.1141%
1946 160 1,653 0.112%
1947 150 1,923 0.1152%
1948 156 1,823 0.1142%
1949 153 1,930 0.12%
1950 170 1,649 0.1024%
1951 181 1,566 0.0924%
1952 190 1,536 0.088%
1953 213 1,356 0.0766%
1954 221 1,291 0.0706%
1955 226 1,267 0.0689%
1956 223 1,331 0.0705%
1957 219 1,427 0.0742%
1958 220 1,365 0.0722%
1959 240 1,251 0.0658%
1960 251 1,197 0.0632%
1961 277 1,070 0.0567%
1962 258 1,183 0.0644%
1963 252 1,221 0.068%
1964 265 1,113 0.0632%
1965 282 917 0.0561%
1966 299 812 0.052%
1967 288 844 0.0556%
1968 300 825 0.0549%
1969 299 875 0.0568%
1970 304 895 0.0562%
1971 304 860 0.0572%
1972 315 733 0.0538%
1973 287 804 0.062%
1974 280 874 0.0672%
1975 309 695 0.0541%
1976 293 749 0.0581%
1977 271 882 0.0654%
1978 228 1,051 0.0782%
1979 211 1,216 0.0862%
1980 188 1,411 0.0965%
1981 180 1,512 0.1029%
1982 185 1,459 0.0976%
1983 182 1,469 0.0995%
1984 172 1,572 0.1057%
1985 168 1,672 0.1102%
1986 176 1,503 0.0996%
1987 171 1,614 0.1058%
1988 159 1,778 0.1141%
1989 165 1,709 0.1059%
1990 168 1,716 0.1035%
1991 168 1,744 0.107%
1992 178 1,706 0.1069%
1993 182 1,572 0.1008%
1994 200 1,466 0.0955%
1995 222 1,255 0.0833%
1996 268 1,046 0.0699%
1997 255 1,114 0.0753%
1998 237 1,256 0.0839%
1999 245 1,266 0.0845%
2000 276 1,139 0.0746%
2001 282 1,081 0.0717%
2002 288 1,053 0.0703%
2003 288 1,047 0.0688%
2004 348 884 0.058%
2005 347 868 0.0568%
2006 371 833 0.0532%
2007 371 848 0.0537%
2008 413 734 0.0475%
2009 415 727 0.0486%
2010 478 585 0.0406%
2011 477 574 0.0403%
2012 482 587 0.0412%
2013 470 603 0.0424%
2014 477 606 0.0416%
2015 487 592 0.0407%
2016 463 619 0.0429%
2017 502 558 0.04%
2018 549 485 0.0353%
2019 593 428 0.0316%
2020 577 455 0.0357%

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What names are variants of Priscilla?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cilla

Blind; sixth; ancient, venerable

Welsh

Percilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Pracilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Precilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prescill

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prescilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Pricila

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Pricilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Pris

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prisca

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Priscella

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Priscila

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prisciliana

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Priscylla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prisila

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prisilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prissie

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prissy

Ancient, venerable

Latin

Prysilla

Ancient, venerable

Latin


What names sound like Priscilla?

If you like how Priscilla sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Priscilla.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brisia

Latin

Precia

Of great value, highly esteemed

Latin


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