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Prior meaning and name origin
Prior \p-rior\ as a boy's name has the meaning "monastic leader" and is a variant of Pryor (Latin), possibly an occupational name: a prior is the monk in charge of a monastery.
Popularity of Prior
Prior is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5297 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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