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What does Prince mean?

Prince Pronunciation of Prince [prince] as a boys' name is pronounced prince. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Prince is "prince". Surname that possibly derived from a nickname for those with a lordly manner, or indicated someone who worked in a prince's household. The musician Prince made the royal title familiar as a given name, but has changed his name to a symbol sometimes abbreviated "TAFKAP". Comedian Freddie Prinze; actor Freddie Prinze Jr; theatrical producer Harold Prince.

Associated with: surname, worked (occupational), household.


Prince has 5 variants: Princeton, Printz, Printze, Prinz and Prinze.

Related boy name: King.

Creative forms:
(male) Prinke, ..

(female) Princi, Pringe, ..

Middle name pairings:
Prince Hussain (P.H.), ..

How popular is Prince?

Prince is a somewhat popular first name for men (#937 out of 1220, Top 77%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#700 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prince reached its peak position of #387 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Prince (#387 via latest list) are King (#163 via latest list) and Princeton (#431). These forms of Prince were at the height of their popularity in 2015 (usage of 0.21%). Prince has historically been preferred by parents, though King is currently ranked higher.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Prince, King, Princeton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Brice, Bruce, Bryce, Chance, Darence, Dice, Elice, Ince, Jaice, Lance, Larance, Launce, Lorance, Lorence, Morice, Pace, Paice, Paige, Pain, Paine, Patrice, Pawnee, Payce, Payne, Pearce, Peerce, Peirce, Perce, Pierce, Pike, Pincas, Pincus, Pink, Pino, Ponce, Prentice, Price, Prime, Primo, Prior, Pryce, Raice, Rance, Rice, Roice, Spence, Terence, Torence, Trace, Vance, Vince and Yance. These names tend to be less frequently used than Prince.

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