Precious

Precious - A very unique female name



  Feb 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Precious, meaning of great worth, expensive, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1764. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Precious and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Precious? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Precious. The baby girl name Precious was given to 99 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1486 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 14,275 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Precious peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1996 on position 379.



Famous with this name

Precious Muir
Precious Hipolito
Precious Adona


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Precious is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Precious is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #828 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #2,243.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Precious is where you live.


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Precious origin and meaning

Precious is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means of great worth, expensive. To see famous people named Precious, pop culture references for the name Precious and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Precious

We've found the following names that sound similar to Precious, sorted by popularity.

Paris / Porsha / Porsche / Porscha / Prisha / Porcha / Parris / Porche / Parisa / Persia /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121486
20111179
2010941
2009774
2008770
2007608
2006549
2005541
2004565
2003512
2002425
2001388
2000435
1999400
1998383
1997405
1996379
1995415
1994397
1993412
1992437
1991434
1990451
1989470
1988430
1987492
1986501
1985515
1984597
1983632
1982626
1981685
1980674
1979804
1978937
19771005
19761131
19751027
19741116
19731426
19721159
19711352
19701594
19692475
19682323
19671827
19661810
19651916
19642544
19632528
19582119
19562070
19541863
19502046
19491842
19421627
19411580
19381506
19371706
19341750
19331727
19321257
19311557
19291917
19281932
19272025
19232034
19221483
19201619
19191690
19181947
19161451
19151764

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland828
Colorado847
Massachusetts903
Washington1044
Georgia1123
Texas1187
North Carolina1321
California1370
New York1456
Ohio1589
Florida2243

Even more about Precious


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Precious a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Precious?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1996
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Precious
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 14,275
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +99

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