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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ca*price"
Senses
  1. An abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion." Capricesof appetite." [W. Irving.]
  2. [Mus] See Capriccio.
    synonyms: Freak; whim; crotchet; fancy; vagary; humor; whimsey; fickleness.

Etymology: F. caprice, It. capriccio, caprice (perh. orig. a fantastical goat leap), fr. L. caper capra, goat. Cf Capriole Cab Caper (v. i.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A sudden desire
Wiktionary

Borrowing from French caprice, from Italian capriccio, from caporiccio (“fright, sudden start”): capo (“head”), from Latin caput + riccio (“curly”), from Latin ericius (“hedgehog”), or from Italian capro (“goat”)

  1. An impulsive, seemingly unmotivated notion or action.
  2. An unpredictable or sudden condition, change, or series of changes.
  3. A disposition to be impulsive.
  4. An impulsive change of mind.
  5. (music) A capriccio.

caprice was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Caprice

Caprice Bourret is a model. Caprice was born on October 24th, 1971 in Hacienda Heights, California, US.

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Caprice Crane is a novelist, screenwriter, television writer/producer, and music supervisor. Caprice was given the name Caprice A. Crane by her parents Les Crane and Tina Louise on November 1st, 1970 in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Caprice was born on March 20th, 1977 in Jamaica, Queens.

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Caprice Benedetti is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Caprice was born in 1966 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Caprice Dydasco is a soccer player for the Washington Spirit, UCLA Bruins women's soccer, Pali Blues, Newcastle Jets FC (W-League), and United States women's national under-23 soccer team. Caprice was born on August 19th, 1993 in Honolulu.

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Caprice Willard is a vice president/regional planning manager at macy's, macy's, and vice president/regional planning manager atmacy's(women's apparel; southwest region). Caprice was born in Los Angeles.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Caprice

Virginie was given the name Virginie Gervais on June 24th, 1979 in Versailles (city).

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Daniel was born on October 20th, 1989 in Chatham, Kent.

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Jake Caprice is a soccer player for the Woking F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Blackpool F.C., Dagenham & Redbridge F.C., St Mirren F.C., Tamworth F.C., and Lincoln City F.C. Jake was born on November 11th, 1992 in Lambeth, England.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1916 to 1921. June was given the name Helen Elizabeth Lawson on November 19th, 1895 in Arlington, Massachusetts, U.S. June is also known as The Vamp. She breathed her last breath on November 9th, 1936.

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Frank Caprice is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1982 to 1999. Frank was born on May 2nd, 1962 in Hamilton, Ontario.

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How popular is the baby name Caprice in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 7 7 0
1950 19 19 0
1951 20 20 0
1952 27 27 0
1953 28 28 0
1954 26 26 0
1955 26 26 0
1956 29 29 0
1957 18 18 0
1958 22 22 0
1959 15 15 0
1960 24 24 0
1961 48 48 0
1962 43 43 0
1963 31 31 0
1964 31 31 0
1965 50 50 0
1966 116 116 0
1967 74 74 0
1968 90 90 0
1969 114 114 0
1970 73 73 0
1971 97 97 0
1972 71 71 0
1973 81 70 11
1974 40 34 6
1975 42 42 0
1976 42 37 5
1977 51 43 8
1978 53 46 7
1979 56 50 6
1980 33 33 0
1981 39 34 5
1982 41 41 0
1983 43 43 0
1984 36 36 0
1985 58 49 9
1986 65 65 0
1987 80 75 5
1988 81 81 0
1989 80 80 0
1990 99 99 0
1991 95 84 11
1992 79 73 6
1993 98 89 9
1994 63 56 7
1995 56 51 5
1996 68 62 6
1997 48 48 0
1998 67 55 12
1999 66 59 7
2000 66 55 11
2001 44 39 5
2002 51 51 0
2003 39 39 0
2004 38 38 0
2005 57 57 0
2006 73 68 5
2007 51 45 6
2008 41 41 0
2009 40 34 6
2010 26 26 0
2011 24 24 0
2012 30 24 6
2013 28 28 0
2014 22 22 0
2015 41 35 6
2016 17 17 0
2017 21 16 5

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Caprice U.S.
  White 50.57% 64.26%
  African American 37.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Caprice

People with the last name Caprice are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Caprice

  • How Popular is the name Caprice? Caprice is the 4,778th most popular name of all time. As a last name Caprice was the 102,197th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Caprice have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,468 babies born with the first name Caprice in the United States. That's more than enough people named Caprice to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Caprice? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Caprice first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Caprice is Thursday, June 13th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Caprice born? The highest recorded use of the first name Caprice was in 1966 with a total of 116 babies.
  • Random Caprice Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Caprice is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Caprice: Your name in reverse order is Ecirpac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pcceair. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Caprice? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 176 people with the last name Caprice.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Caprice? Caprice is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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