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Fun Facts about the name Prospect

  • When was the first name Prospect first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Prospect is Tuesday, January 5th, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Prospect? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Prospect. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Prospect: Your name in reverse order is Tcepsorp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ppetoscr. How do you pronounce that?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pros"pect
  1. That which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook."His eye discovers unaware The goodly prospect of some foreign land." [Milton.]
  2. Especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape."I went to Putney . . . to take prospects in crayon." [Evelyn.]
  3. A position affording a fine view; a lookout.(R)"Him God beholding from his prospect high." [Milton.]
  4. Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect."And their prospect was toward the south." [Ezek. xl. 44.]
  5. The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as, a prospect of the future state."Is he a prudent man as to his temporal estate, that lays designs only for a day, without any prospect to, or provision for, the remaining part of life ?" [Tillotson.]
  6. That which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation; expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success."To brighter prospectsborn." [Cowper.]"These swell their prospectsd exalt their pride, When offers are disdain'd, and love deny'd." [Pope.]

Etymology: L. prospectus, fr. prospicere prospectum, to look forward; pro before, forward + specere spicere, look, to see: cf. OF. prospect. See Spy (v.), and cf. Prospectus

verb Pros"pect
To look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to prospect a district for gold.
verb Pros"pect
To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A prediction of the course of a disease
  2. The visual percept of a region
  3. Belief about (or mental picture of) the future
  4. Someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
  5. The possibility of future success ("his prospects as a writer are excellent")
  6. Explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
  7. Search for something desirable ("prospect a job")

From Latin prospectus, past participle of prospicere (“to look forward”), from pro (“before, forward”) + specere, spicere (“to look, to see”).

  1. The region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.
  2. A picturesque or panoramic view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.
  3. A position affording a fine view; a lookout.
  4. Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect.
  5. The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation.
  6. The potential things that may come to pass, often favorable.
  7. A hope; a hopeful.
  8. (sports) Any player whose rights are owned by a top-level professional team, but who has yet to play a game for said team.
  9. (music) The façade of an organ.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Prospect

Anthony Prospect

Anthony Prospect was a notable person. Anthony was born on February 10th, 1928. He breathed his last breath in 2000.


What does the name Prospect mean?

Pis for patriot, your love of country.

Ris for respect, earned through your actions

Ois for ornate, nothing plain here!

Sis for special, you are, you know!

Pis for patience, the best of you!

Eis for endear, all those you touch.

Cis for caring, your finest trait.

Tis for thoughtful, the caring you.

Past life for Prospect born Aug 9, 1930

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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