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What does Prescilla mean?

Prescilla /pres-cil-la/ as a girls' name. Prescilla's root is Latin, and the meaning of the name Prescilla is "ancient, venerable". Prescilla is an alternate spelling, with the prefix Pre-, of Priscilla (Latin). Biblical: a first-century Christian missionary.

Associated with: ancient


Prescilla has 5 variants: Pracilla, Precilla, Pricilla, Prisilla and Prysilla.

Prescilla has 7 more relations via Priscilla: Percilla, Prescill, Pricila, Priscella, Priscila, Priscylla and Prisila.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Piercilla, Presla, ..

(male) Prescilila, Prescillal, ..

How popular is Prescilla?

Prescilla is an uncommon first name for females. Prescilla is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of the girl name Prescilla and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Prescilla (not ranked) are Pricilla, Priscila (#1990 the previous year) and Priscilla (#484). Other forms, like Pracilla, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Prescilla was well-received among parents in the 1940s (median #1266) and has become much reduced since (#1491, 68%), with the version Priscilla becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pricilla, Priscila, Priscilla in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Arcilla, Arella, Aricella, Aristella, Arvilla, Averilla, Breila, Cecila, Cecilla, Chrysilla, Creolla, Cristella, Csilla, Drewsila (see Drusilla), Drucella, Drucilla, Druesilla, Druscilla, Drusella, Drusilla, Ersila, Fredella, Gracella, Graciela, Graciella, Grisella, Kemilla, Kristella, Lucilla, Maresella (see Marisela), Mercilla, Meshella, Mireilla, Neilla, Orella, Orilla, Orsolla, Pamilla, Pascalle, Pascuala, Pella, Pernella, Pernilla, Pernille, Precia, Preciosa, Precious, Priela, Priella, Princella, Prisca, Prisciliana, Prunella, Redmilla (see Radmilla), Sevilla, Tehilla and Ursella. These names tend to be more frequently used than Prescilla.