Home > Caprice


What does Caprice mean?

Caprice Pronunciation of Caprice [caprice] as a girls' name is pronounced ka-PREESE. It is of English, French and Italian origin, and the meaning of Caprice is "whimsical, playful". From Italian "capriccio" which originally referred to a feeling of horror causing the hair to stand on end (in Italian "capo riccio", meaning "hedgehog head"). The word later became associated with Italian "capra", referring to the goat, an animal whose sudden changes in direction and jumps indicate capriciousness. Also hence the musical term.

Associated with: playful (joy), musical (opera).


Caprice has 5 variants: Capreece, Capri, Capriana, Capricia and Caprise.

Related girl names: Fancy and Kapri.

Creative forms:
(female) Caprica, Ciprice, ..

(male) Caprica, Caprily, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caprice Taliyah (C.T.), ..

How popular is Caprice?

Caprice is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2432 out of 4276, Top 57%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#93006 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Caprice was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #1432 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caprice name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caprice outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other prominent variation form of Caprice is Capri (#1370 the previous year). Adoption of these forms of Caprice was at its most widespread in the year 2014 (average #1631) and is almost as widespread today (#1685, 10.8%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caprice, Capri in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caprice and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caprice is alike in pronunciation to Kaprice. Other suggested similar names are Artrice, Cadance, Cadence, Cadie, Cailie, Calie, Callie, Camile, Camrin, Candice, Candide, Candie, Capree, Caprina, Carie, Carina, Carine, Caris, Carle, Carlee, Carlise, Carlye, Carmine, Carree, Carrie, Carrine, Carrisa, Cassie, Catie, Catline, Catreece, Catrice, Catricia, Catrin, Catrina, Catrine, Cauline, Cedrica, Cerice, Ceryce, Chalice, Chantrice, Charice, Charise, Charlice, Cherice, Cheryce, Chorine, Cipriane, Clairice, Clarice, Clarie, Clayrice, Corine, Corrie, Cypriane, Cyprien, Cypris, Darice, Fabrice, Kandice, Katrice, Klarice, Lanice, Latrice, Laurice, Leatrice, Letrice, Marice, Narice, Nerice, Patreice, Patrice and Sherice. These names tend to be less frequently used than Caprice.

See names
in meaning and etymology.