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Origin and Meaning of Praise

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  • A user from Nigeria says the name Praise is of English origin and means "Epitome of admiration and excellence".
  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Praise is of English origin and means "The beauty of Admiration".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Praise
  1. To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; -- applied to a person or his acts."I praisewell thy wit." [Chaucer.]"Let her own works praise her in the gates." [Prov. xxxi. 31.]"We praise not Hector, though his name, we know, Is great in arms; 't is hard to praise a foe." [Dryden.]
  2. To extol in words or song; to magnify; to glorify on account of perfections or excellent works; to do honor to; to display the excellence of; -- applied especially to the Divine Being." Praise ye him, all his angels; praise ye him, all his hosts!" [Ps. cxlviii. 2.]
  3. To value; to appraise.(Obs)
    synonyms: To commend; laud; eulogize; celebrate; glorify; magnify.

Usage: To Praise Applaud Extol. To praise is to set at high price; to applaud is to greet with clapping; to extol is to bear aloft, to exalt. We may praise in the exercise of calm judgment; we usually applaud from impulse, and on account of some specific act; we extol under the influence of high admiration, and usually in strong, if not extravagant, language.

Etymology: OE. preisen, OF. preisier prisier, F. priser, L. pretiare to prize, fr. pretium price. See Price (n.), and cf. Appreciate Praise (n.) Prize (v.)

noun Praise
  1. Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation."There are men who always confound the praise of goodness with the practice." [Rambler.]
  2. Especially, the joyful tribute of gratitude or homage rendered to the Divine Being; the act of glorifying or extolling the Creator; worship, particularly worship by song, distinction from prayer and other acts of worship; as, a service of praise .
  3. The object, ground, or reason of praise."He is thy praise, and he is thy God." [Deut. x.��.]
    synonyms: Encomium; honor; eulogy; panegyric; plaudit; applause; acclaim; eclat; commendation; laudation.

Note: Praise may be expressed by an individual, and thus differs from fame renown, and celebrity, which are always the expression of the approbation of numbers, or public commendation.

Etymology: OE. preis, OF. preis price, worth, value, estimation. See Praise (v.) Price

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An expression of approval and commendation ("he always appreciated praise for his work")
  2. Offering words of homage as an act of worship ("they sang a hymn of praise to God")
  3. Express approval of ("The parents praised their children for their academic performance")

From Middle English praisen, preisen, from Old French proisier, preisier (“to value, prize”), from Late Latin pretiare (“to value, prize”) from pretium (“price, worth, reward”). See prize. Displaced native Middle English lofen, loven (“to praise”) (from Old English lofian, compare Old English and Middle English lof (“praise”), see love, lofe, loff), Middle English herien (“to praise, glorify, celebrate”) (from Old English herian), Middle English rosen (“to praise, glorify”) (from Old Norse hrósa).

  1. commendation; favourable representation in words
  2. worship

praise was also found in the following language(s): Scottish Gaelic

Notable Persons Named Praise

Praiz is a rhythm and blues singing and songwriter. He plays Piano and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Praiz was given the name Praise Ugbede Adejo on March 8th, 1984 in Kogi. Praiz is also known as Mr. Rich & Famous.


Praise Onubiye is a soccer player for the FK Čáslav, Abuja F.C., and FC Oulu. Praise was born on August 10th, 1989 in Abuja.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Praise

Okarogor Praise is a sports team member for the SVF Tollygunge Agragami FC.


Onubiyi Praise is an athlete for the FK Čáslav.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 6 6 0
1991 5 5 0
1995 6 6 0
1996 8 8 0
1997 6 6 0
1998 9 9 0
1999 11 11 0
2000 14 14 0
2001 24 16 8
2002 23 18 5
2003 9 9 0
2004 26 15 11
2005 23 23 0
2006 44 35 9
2007 40 32 8
2008 38 25 13
2009 31 23 8
2010 34 21 13
2011 45 31 14
2012 45 33 12
2013 56 42 14
2014 54 37 17
2015 58 31 27
2016 63 43 20
2017 73 46 27

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Fun Facts about the name Praise

  • How Popular is the name Praise? Praise is the 12,671st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Praise have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 751 babies born with the first name Praise in the United States. That's more than enough people named Praise to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Praise? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Praise first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Praise is Friday, August 18th, 1916.
  • What year had the most people named Praise born? The highest recorded use of the first name Praise was in 2017 with a total of 46 babies.
  • Random Praise Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Praise is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Praise: Your name in reverse order is Esiarp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rpsaie. How do you pronounce that?

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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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