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Meaning and name origin
Priscilla \pr(is)-cilla, pris(cil)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced pris-SILL-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Priscilla is "ancient, venerable". Biblical: a first-century Christian missionary. Priscilla was a favored name with the Puritans of England. Longfellow gave the name to the heroine of his poem, "The Courtship of Miles Standish". Common in the early Christian era, then used by the Puritans, and popular in the 19th century. Actress Priscilla Presley.
Priscilla has 19 variant forms: Cilla, Percilla, Pracilla, Precilla, Prescill, Prescilla, Pricila, Pricilla, Pris, Prisca, Priscella, Priscila, Prisciliana, Priscylla, Prisila, Prisilla, Prissie, Prissy and Prysilla.
Priscilla is a very popular first name for females (#273 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Priscilla for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Priscilla and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Priscila and Priscilla. (2015 statistics).
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