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What does Pryor mean?

Pryor Pronunciation of Pryor [pry-or] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Pryor is "monastic leader". Possibly an occupational name: a prior is the monk in charge of a monastery.

Associated with: leader, occupational.


Pryor has 1 variant: Prior.

Creative forms:
(male) Pryer, Prytor, ..

(female) Pryore, Pryori, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pryor Tristen (P.T.), ..

How popular is Pryor?

Pryor is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1189 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Pryor entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #1787 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Artor, Grygor, Mayor, Pryce and Pyotr. Like Pryor, these names are not commonly used.

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