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Prior meaning and name origin
Prior \p-rior\ as a boy's name is a variant of Pryor (Latin), and the meaning of Prior is "monastic leader". The baby name Prior sounds like Brewer. Other similar baby names are Piotr, Price, Primo and Prime.
Popularity of Prior
Prior is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5297 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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