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What does Precious mean?

Precious Pronunciation of Precious as a girls' 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".


ASSOCIATED WITH great, precious


VARIANTS Precia, Preciosa

SEE ALSO Treasure



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How popular is Precious?

Precious is a very prominent first name for females (#1413 out of 4276, Top 33%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#117538 out of 150436, Top 78%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Precious was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #377 in the U.S. in 1996, and is at #1822 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Precious name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular related form of Precious (#1822 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) appearing in the Top 2000 is Treasure (#864). Adoption of these relations of Precious reached its peak in the year 2001 (AVERAGE #720) and has become much diminished since, with the form Precious becoming less stylish. Precious is more universally found than the rest, though Treasure is currently higher in the list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Precious, Treasure in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Precious and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alexius, Gracious, Pracilla (see Priscilla), Precilla, Prescill (see Priscilla), Prescilla, Pricila, Pricilla and Pris. These names tend to be less frequently used than Precious.

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