What does Prior mean?
Prior /pri-or/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Prior's name origin is Latin, and Prior means "monastic leader". Prior is a variant transcription of Pryor (Latin). Compare last name Priore.
VariationsKreatif forms: Paprior, Priorge, Priorpa. [more]
How popular is Prior?
Prior is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#4926 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Prior for boys. Prior has not been listed in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)