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Meaning and Name Origin

Caprice \c(a)-pri-ce, cap-rice\ 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.


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

For more information, see also related girl names Fancy and Kapri.


Caprice is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2432 out of 4276, Top 57%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#87034 out of 88799, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Caprice for girls. Caprice has yet to be ranked in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caprice name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Caprice is alike in pronunciation to Kaprice. Another suggested similar baby name is Catrice. These names tend to be less frequently used than Caprice.