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Priscilla

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 26 26 0
1881 27 27 0
1882 35 35 0
1883 27 27 0
1884 40 40 0
1885 32 32 0
1886 42 42 0
1887 51 51 0
1888 56 56 0
1889 39 39 0
1890 40 40 0
1891 51 51 0
1892 50 50 0
1893 51 51 0
1894 59 59 0
1895 63 63 0
1896 72 72 0
1897 73 73 0
1898 71 71 0
1899 59 59 0
1900 110 110 0
1901 72 72 0
1902 79 79 0
1903 79 79 0
1904 80 80 0
1905 88 88 0
1906 107 107 0
1907 117 117 0
1908 106 106 0
1909 99 99 0
1910 142 142 0
1911 148 148 0
1912 205 205 0
1913 241 241 0
1914 279 279 0
1915 392 392 0
1916 440 440 0
1917 456 456 0
1918 518 518 0
1919 557 557 0
1920 637 637 0
1921 723 723 0
1922 761 761 0
1923 817 811 6
1924 861 861 0
1925 830 830 0
1926 834 834 0
1927 904 899 5
1928 886 886 0
1929 842 842 0
1930 829 824 5
1931 749 749 0
1932 728 728 0
1933 676 676 0
1934 664 664 0
1935 774 774 0
1936 758 758 0
1937 797 797 0
1938 1,026 1,026 0
1939 1,549 1,542 7
1940 1,977 1,969 8
1941 1,981 1,970 11
1942 2,001 1,991 10
1943 1,836 1,831 5
1944 1,574 1,574 0
1945 1,413 1,413 0
1946 1,666 1,660 6
1947 1,932 1,932 0
1948 1,846 1,846 0
1949 1,936 1,936 0
1950 1,672 1,672 0
1951 1,589 1,589 0
1952 1,553 1,548 5
1953 1,385 1,379 6
1954 1,308 1,308 0
1955 1,281 1,281 0
1956 1,351 1,351 0
1957 1,454 1,449 5
1958 1,394 1,394 0
1959 1,271 1,271 0
1960 1,222 1,214 8
1961 1,095 1,089 6
1962 1,211 1,211 0
1963 1,254 1,245 9
1964 1,140 1,140 0
1965 944 944 0
1966 846 846 0
1967 869 869 0
1968 859 859 0
1969 922 922 0
1970 939 932 7
1971 905 905 0
1972 765 765 0
1973 832 826 6
1974 915 906 9
1975 722 722 0
1976 790 790 0
1977 911 911 0
1978 1,105 1,099 6
1979 1,256 1,256 0
1980 1,439 1,432 7
1981 1,544 1,539 5
1982 1,496 1,489 7
1983 1,519 1,509 10
1984 1,608 1,600 8
1985 1,715 1,701 14
1986 1,543 1,535 8
1987 1,658 1,647 11
1988 1,812 1,812 0
1989 1,748 1,740 8
1990 1,761 1,754 7
1991 1,793 1,779 14
1992 1,731 1,726 5
1993 1,595 1,595 0
1994 1,511 1,506 5
1995 1,307 1,307 0
1996 1,093 1,093 0
1997 1,162 1,156 6
1998 1,283 1,283 0
1999 1,289 1,289 0
2000 1,170 1,170 0
2001 1,127 1,127 0
2002 1,088 1,088 0
2003 1,078 1,078 0
2004 919 919 0
2005 906 906 0
2006 873 873 0
2007 876 876 0
2008 775 775 0
2009 771 771 0
2010 619 619 0
2011 610 610 0
2012 626 626 0
2013 629 629 0
2014 650 650 0
2015 627 627 0

Fun Facts about the name Priscilla

  • How many people with the first name Priscilla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 117,797 babies born with the first name Priscilla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Priscilla to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Priscilla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 26 new born babies.
  • When was Priscilla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Priscilla is Tuesday, July 16th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Priscilla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Priscilla was in 1942 with a total of 1,991 babies. That's a lot of babies named Priscilla!
  • Random Priscilla Factoid: According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Priscilla ranks 36th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 54 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1942.
  • Weird things about the name Priscilla: Your name in reverse order is Allicsirp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isilrplac. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Priscilla as a last name

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Common last names for Priscilla

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  • White
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Moore
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  • Young

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Priscilla

The name "Priscilla" is of Latin origin, and it means "Ancient". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Feminine diminutive form of a Roman cognomen Priscus, Latin "ancient".

  1. A female given name of biblical origin.
  2. An early Christian, mentioned in the Bible and also known as Prisca.

Notable Persons With the Name Priscilla

Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley is an actress and businesswoman. Priscilla was given the name Priscilla Ann Wagner on May 24th, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Priscilla Chan

Priscilla Chan is a pediatrics and pediatrician. Priscilla was born on February 24th, 1985 in Braintree, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Cilla Black

Cilla Black was a singer, television presenter, actress, and author. She was most active from 1963 to 2015. Cilla was given the name Priscilla Maria Veronica White on May 27th, 1943 in Vauxhall, Liverpool, England. She left this life on August 1st, 2015.

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Priscilla Barnes

Priscilla Barnes is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1977. Priscilla was born on December 7th, 1955 in Fort Dix, New Jersey, U.S.

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Priscilla Faia

Priscilla Faia is an actress and writer. Priscilla was born in Victoria, British Columbia.

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CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans is a gospel music, contemporary christian music, rhythm, blues, contemporary worship music, and urban contemporary gospel singer, songwriter, actress, talk show host, speaker, author, and orator. She has had major accomplishments since 1984. CeCe was given the name Priscilla Marie Winans on October 8th, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. CeCe is also known as CeCe Love.

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  • Priscilla Ahn
    (musician)
  • Priscilla Lane
    (famous human)
  • Priscilla Pointer
    (actress)
  • Priscilla Owen
    (Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit)
  • Priscilla Meirelles-Estrada
    (beauty queen)
  • Priscilla Chan
    (singing)
  • Priscilla Tyler
    (First Lady of the United States)
  • Priscilla Lopes-Schliep
    (notable somebody)
  • P-Star
    (rapping)
  • Pitty
    (musician)
  • Priscilla Morrill
    (actress)
  • Priscilla Betti
    (musician)
  • Priscilla Leung Mei-fun
    (barrister)
  • Priscilla Hon
    (influential somebody)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Priscilla

Unique Priscilla

Unique Priscilla is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. Unique was given the name Unique Priscilla Mauretha on September 21st, 1970 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Unique is also known as Cilla.

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Priscilla

Priscilla is a musician. She has been prominent since 2013. Priscilla was given the name Priscilla Florencio on April 9th, 1990 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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What does the name Priscilla mean?

Pis for pride, strong and alive!

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Sis for sweetheart, you really are!

Cis for congenial, your pleasing way.

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Lis for lucky, who is more?

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Ais for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

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