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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 has 5 variant forms: 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 or last name for all people (#87034 out of 88799, Top 98%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Caprice for girls. Caprice has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 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 also pronounced similarly to Kaprice. Another suggested similar baby name is Catrice. These names tend to be less commonly used than Caprice.