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Priscilla 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. Priscylla is the Polish form; Prisciliana is Spanish. 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.
Baby names that sound like Priscilla are Brisia and Precia.
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Popularity of Priscilla
Priscilla is a very popular first name for women (#273 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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