Usage: Priscilla, of Latin origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Priscilla are in general originating from Cote d'Ivoire, France, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Priscilla across the world, see Priscus.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 9.
The name Priscilla is ranked on the 778ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 341600 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.011% of the population.
The name Priscilla has nine characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Priscilla for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Of New Testament origin: from a post-classical Latin personal name, a feminine diminutive of the Roman family name Priscus (see Prisca). Priscilla was the name of a woman with whom St Paul stayed at Corinth (Acts 18: 3), referred to elsewhere as Prisca. The name was popular among the Puritans in the 17th century and again enjoyed a vogue in the 19th century.
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