What does Precious mean?
Precious /pre-cious/ [2 sylls.] 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".
Related girl name: Treasure.Kreatif forms: Parcious, Pecious, Piecious. [more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Precious for girls. Precious was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #377 in the U.S. in 1996, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other popular related form of Precious appearing in the Top 1000 is Treasure. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak in the year 1996 (usage of 0.3115%) and has become much less since, with the form Precious becoming less stylish. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Precious and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)