What does Caprice mean?
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.
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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)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Caprice for girls. 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)
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%).
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.