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Meaning and name origin
Caprice \c(a)-pri-ce, cap-rice\ as a girl's 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.
Caprice is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2432 out of 4276) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#87034 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Caprice for girls (2015 statistics).
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