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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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