Priscilla

Priscilla - A very unique female name



  Aug 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Priscilla, meaning ancient, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #346. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Priscilla and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Priscilla? 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 Priscilla. The baby girl name Priscilla was given to 581 baby girls in 2012, ranking #491 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,432 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Priscilla peaked in popularity 77 years ago in 1940 on position 127.



Famous with this name

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Priscilla is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Priscilla is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #216 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #1,323.

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 Priscilla is where you live.


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Priscilla origin and meaning

Priscilla is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means ancient. To see famous people named Priscilla, pop culture references for the name Priscilla and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Priscilla

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

Presley / Priscila / Pricilla / Preslee / Pricila / Preslie / Prisila / Prescilla / Presleigh / Prisilla /

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
2012491
2011486
2010486
2009419
2008419
2007375
2006375
2005348
2004350
2003288
2002288
2001283
2000277
1999246
1998237
1997255
1996268
1995222
1994200
1993182
1992178
1991168
1990168
1989165
1988159
1987171
1986177
1985168
1984172
1983182
1982185
1981180
1980188
1979211
1978228
1977271
1976294
1975312
1974281
1973288
1972316
1971305
1970305
1969300
1968301
1967290
1966300
1965283
1964266
1963252
1962258
1961277
1960252
1959239
1958220
1957219
1956223
1955226
1954221
1953213
1952191
1951181
1950170
1949153
1948157
1947150
1946160
1945166
1944157
1943146
1942135
1941130
1940127
1939149
1938188
1937207
1936214
1935220
1934242
1933235
1932225
1931222
1930212
1929214
1928211
1927209
1926220
1925228
1924223
1923228
1922235
1921246
1920263
1919270
1918275
1917289
1916286
1915305
1914325
1913337
1912349
1911368
1910346

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California216
Arizona339
Nevada362
Texas424
New Mexico427
Washington437
Massachusetts455
Pennsylvania473
Wisconsin505
Illinois524
Missouri528
Florida531
Minnesota570
New Jersey583
Oregon599
Colorado627
Georgia638
Oklahoma674
New York697
Tennessee706
Kentucky725
Maryland742
Utah784
Virginia791
Louisiana872
Indiana986
Michigan1036
Ohio1079
North Carolina1323

Even more about Priscilla


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 Priscilla 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 Priscilla?

3 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
1940
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Priscilla
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,432
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +581

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