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 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)