Meaning and name origin
Precious \p-re-cious\ as a girl's name is pronounced PRESH-us. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Precious is "of great value, highly esteemed". A name of endearment. In Catholic tradition, also a reference to the "precious blood of Christ".
For more information, see also the related girl name Treasure.
Precious is a very popular first name for females (#1413 out of 4276, Top 33%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Precious for girls. Precious reached its highest rank of #377 in the U.S. in 1996. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Precious and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Treasure and Precious. (2014 statistics).