What does Precious mean?
Precious [pre-cious] 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.Creative forms:
(female) Percious, Presis, ..
(male) Precho, Preseus, .. Middle name pairings:
Precious Laurel (P.L.), ..
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 #1647 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other popular related form of Precious (#1647 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000 is Treasure (#1079 from current records). 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.
Similar NamesSuggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.