What does the name "Priscilla" mean?

Answer

The feminine name "Priscilla" comes from the Latin "Prisa," which means "ancient." It is typically used in English-speaking countries. In 2012, Priscilla ranked 489th for girls' names in the United States. Its highest ranking was 127th in 1940.

Priscilla was a popular name in ancient Rome. The name is found in the New Testament of the Bible in Paul's letters to the Corinthians and in the book of Acts. It is also a name that was commonly given to girls in Puritan families. In contemporary times, the name became popular with actress Priscilla Presley, the ex-wife of Elvis. In addition, fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien gave the name to his daughter. Nicknames of Priscilla include Prissy and Cilla.

1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: what is the meaning of the name priscilla
Meanings of First Names
Enter first name here:
Names and meanings of
Explore this Topic
According to Baby Names World, the name Layla means dark beauty, born at night or night. The name is most commonly used in African-, English- and Swahili-speaking ...
According to Nameberry, the name "Jack" means "God is gracious." The name, usually given to boys, comes from Latin. It is one of the most popular ...
Alejandro is the Spanish name for Alexander. It has several variations in different languages, including Greek. From the Spanish and Greek origin, Alejandro means ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2015 Ask.com