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What does Prentiss mean?

Prentiss Pronunciation of Prentiss [pren-tiss] as a name for boys is a Middle English name, and the name Prentiss means "apprentice". Prentiss is an alternate spelling of Prentice (Middle English).


Prentiss has 1 variant: Prentis.

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Middle name pairings:
Prentiss Khristian (P.K.), ..

How popular is Prentiss?

Prentiss is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#12511 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Prentiss reached its peak position of #1181 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Prentiss name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Prentiss outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prentice and Prentis are the popular varying forms of Prentiss. Adoption of these relations of Prentiss was more pronounced among parents in the 1900s (adoption of 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Prentiss, Prentice, Prentis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Anstiss, Arliss, Beviss (see Bevis), Brentin, Curtiss, Enneiss (see Aeneas), Eustiss (see Eustace), Ferriss, Inniss, Kelviss (see Kelvis), Kriss, Kurtiss (see Kurtis), Landiss (see Lander), Parmenios (see Parmenio), Parmenius (see Parmenio), Parriss, Perkins, Petros, Phenix, Ponthos, Ponthus, Pontius, Prestcot, Prestley, Preston, Prewit, Prewitt, Printz, Printze (see Prince), Proinsias, Proteus, Prudentius, Purviss, Traviss and Trentin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Prentiss.