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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 17 0 17
1882 18 0 18
1883 18 0 18
1884 17 0 17
1885 21 0 21
1886 22 0 22
1887 18 0 18
1888 19 0 19
1889 14 0 14
1890 18 0 18
1891 26 0 26
1892 19 0 19
1893 14 0 14
1894 13 0 13
1895 18 0 18
1896 26 0 26
1897 19 0 19
1898 14 0 14
1899 15 0 15
1900 22 0 22
1901 29 0 29
1902 21 0 21
1903 28 5 23
1904 29 0 29
1905 30 6 24
1906 20 0 20
1907 26 9 17
1908 25 0 25
1909 30 0 30
1910 46 8 38
1911 31 0 31
1912 60 11 49
1913 60 10 50
1914 79 10 69
1915 88 8 80
1916 91 6 85
1917 96 10 86
1918 102 12 90
1919 91 11 80
1920 91 11 80
1921 91 9 82
1922 111 14 97
1923 76 10 66
1924 105 9 96
1925 85 10 75
1926 85 12 73
1927 79 10 69
1928 84 14 70
1929 75 11 64
1930 71 8 63
1931 61 11 50
1932 75 12 63
1933 56 6 50
1934 61 12 49
1935 67 8 59
1936 61 6 55
1937 77 15 62
1938 77 11 66
1939 64 8 56
1940 67 7 60
1941 60 9 51
1942 55 10 45
1943 68 6 62
1944 60 6 54
1945 59 7 52
1946 73 9 64
1947 85 18 67
1948 70 12 58
1949 82 5 77
1950 57 5 52
1951 80 15 65
1952 73 15 58
1953 82 11 71
1954 83 10 73
1955 84 9 75
1956 83 9 74
1957 88 7 81
1958 62 7 55
1959 72 9 63
1960 71 10 61
1961 64 10 54
1962 65 0 65
1963 64 0 64
1964 76 6 70
1965 48 0 48
1966 46 0 46
1967 50 5 45
1968 55 0 55
1969 44 0 44
1970 51 0 51
1971 57 5 52
1972 49 0 49
1973 63 0 63
1974 59 0 59
1975 39 0 39
1976 65 0 65
1977 59 0 59
1978 73 0 73
1979 92 0 92
1980 131 0 131
1981 146 0 146
1982 137 0 137
1983 172 5 167
1984 206 0 206
1985 195 0 195
1986 155 5 150
1987 122 0 122
1988 138 0 138
1989 134 0 134
1990 126 0 126
1991 140 5 135
1992 129 0 129
1993 118 0 118
1994 95 0 95
1995 105 0 105
1996 96 0 96
1997 123 0 123
1998 172 0 172
1999 152 0 152
2000 176 0 176
2001 164 0 164
2002 161 0 161
2003 202 0 202
2004 228 0 228
2005 231 0 231
2006 247 0 247
2007 273 0 273
2008 301 0 301
2009 351 0 351
2010 496 0 496
2011 549 0 549
2012 593 0 593
2013 630 0 630
2014 753 0 753
2015 818 0 818

Fun Facts about the name Prince

  • How many people with the first name Prince have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,516 babies born with the first name Prince in the United States. That's more than enough people named Prince to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Prince? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Prince first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Prince is Friday, March 25th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Prince born? The highest recorded use of the first name Prince was in 2015 with a total of 818 babies.
  • Random Prince Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Prince is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Prince: Your name in reverse order is Ecnirp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nipcer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Prince? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 47,168 people with the last name Prince.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Prince? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Prince as their last name.

Where is the name Prince popular?

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Popularity of Prince as a first name

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Popularity of Prince as a last name

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Common last names for Prince

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Prince U.S.
  White 66.42% 64.26%
  African American 26.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.92% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Prince

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Prince" mean? The list below shows the origins of Prince as well as things modernly associated with the name Prince such as celebrities named Prince.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Prince

The name "Prince" is of Latin origin, and it means "Royal Son". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Prince
Senses
  1. The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female."Go, Michael, of celestial armies prince." [Milton.]"Queen Elizabeth, a prince admirable above her sex." [Camden.]
  2. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood.
  3. A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in different countries. In England it belongs to dukes, marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is always one of the royal family.
  4. The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class or profession; one who is preëminent; as, a merchant prince; a prince of players. "The princeof learning." [Peacham.]

Etymology: F., from L. princeps -cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime (a.), and Capacious

verb Prince
To play the prince.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
  1. The title of a prince.
  2. A surname​ for someone who acted like a prince, or played the part in a pageant, or served in the household of a prince.
  3. A male given name in occasional use.
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Notable Persons With the Name Prince

Prince Philip

Prince Philip is royalty. He holds the title Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Edinburgh(more). He was most active from 1952 to present. Prince was born as the child of Prince Andrew of Greece, Denmark, and Princess Alice of Battenberg on June 10th, 1921 in Mon Repos, Corfu.

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Prince Charles

Prince Charles is royalty. He holds the title Prince of Wales;Duke of Rothesay([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, Prince of Wales, and Duke of Rothesay. Prince was born as the child of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Elizabeth II on November 14th, 1948 in Buckingham Palace, London, England.

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Prince

Prince is a musician. He has been prominent since 1976. Prince was given the name Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7th, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Prince William

Prince William is royalty. He holds the title Duke of Cambridge([[#Titles, styles, and Duke of Cambridge. Prince was born as the child of Charles, Prince of Wales, Diana, and Princess of Wales on June 21st, 1982 in St Mary's Hospital, London.

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Prince Harry

Prince Harry is royalty. He holds the title Prince Henry of Wales, Prince Henry of Wales ([[#Titles, and styles. Prince was born as the child of Charles, Prince of Wales, Diana, and Princess of Wales on September 15th, 1984 in St Mary's Hospital, London, England.

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Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew is royalty. He holds the title Duke of York([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Duke of York. Prince was born as the child of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Elizabeth II on February 19th, 1960 in Buckingham Palace.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Prince

Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos is a famed human. Betsy was given the name Elisabeth Prince on January 8th, 1958.

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Prince

Prince is a musician. He has been prominent since 1976. Prince was given the name Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7th, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Erik Prince

Erik Prince is a notable person. Erik was given the name Erik Dean Prince by his parent Edgar Prince on June 6th, 1969 in Holland, Michigan, U.S.

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Arabian Prince

Arabian Prince is a hip hop music singing, rapping, and record producer. He was most active from 1984 to present. Arabian was given the name Kim Renard Nazel in Inglewood, Los Angeles, United States. Arabian is also known as Professor X.

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Edgar Prince

Edgar Prince was an engineer and businessman. Edgar was born on May 3rd, 1931 in Holland, Michigan, United States. He passed away on March 2nd, 1995.

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Diana Prince

Diana Prince is a comics character.

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  • Tayshaun Prince
    (basketball player)
  • Richard Prince
    (artist)
  • Louis Le Prince
    (chemist)
  • Thomas George Prince
    (military person)
  • Gina Prince-Bythewood
    (director)
  • Prince
    (military person)
  • Prairie Prince
    (musician)
  • Derek Stephen Prince
    (voice actor/financial analyst/radio host/realtor)
  • William Prince
    (actor)
  • Epiphanny Prince
    (basketball player)
  • Pantha du Prince
    (musician)
  • Ron Prince
    (american football player)
  • Robert Prince
    (important individual)
  • Scott Prince
    (rugby player)

What does the name Prince mean?

Pis for popular, that you are!

Ris for relax, you know how!

Iis for immaculate, keeping it tidy

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

Cis for confident, no doubts here!

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

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