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Precious 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".

Precious has 2 variant forms: Precia and Preciosa.

For more information, see also the related name Treasure.

Baby names that sound like Precious are Persis, Persys and Perssis.

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Popularity of Precious

Precious is a very popular first name for women (#1413 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Precious
Popularity of Precious