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The famous musician Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) bears this name.
-- ars musica  12/3/2005
This is the name that my Mother has given to her precious and adored Mini-Van. When ever "he" does something good (e.g- turns smoothly, brakes softly, etc.), my Mum emits encouraging, fond comments in his favor, always reminding us of "what a good car Prince is".

I myself, now that the only exposure I have to this name is my Mum's car, would never use it for a child, but perhaps would for a cat or dog. I don't think that it'd be a very good name for a real kid, as it's a title, not really a name, in my opinion.
-- Pheadirean  8/2/2006
Naming your children "Prince" and "Princess" is just setting them up for teasing. Frankly, titles as names just sound silly to me (and that includes "Rex", which sounds too much like a dog's name). Use them as nicknames and give them a more practical name instead.
-- gaelruadh19  8/24/2006
Sounds like a gay man's nickname. I don't mean it to sound mean and/or biased.
-- bellaboo  11/2/2006
I'm not sure about the "gay man's nickname" bit (I'm a gay male myself and have not heard any of the boys using it), but even for a dog, "Prince" sounds silly.
-- gaelruadh19  12/30/2006
Both of Michael Jackson's sons are named Prince. Although the younger one is known as "Blanket."
-- Jassie  5/7/2007
I like it, probably because of a project to benefit kids who are starving in Zimbabwe. Each homeroom had a cup where kids could put in money. On the cups there were a picture of the kid and his/her name. In one room, the kid's name was Prince. Therefore, I like this name, though I probably wouldn't name my kid this, I still think it's a nice name. :-)
-- Brianna Angela  5/30/2007
I think that this is a name best suited for the family pet.
-- mhavril39  10/27/2007
It's a title, for crying out loud. The singer may have been able to pull it off, but I have my doubts about how well it's going to suit regular boys. The name itself seems to suggest it's a title for young men, and it's thus probably going to sound quite child-like on men past the age of 30. It's just too weird.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
This makes a good name for a dog not a kid.
-- number1212  5/27/2008
I'd say, it's good for a child's name yet I think it would be fabulous for a loyal dog, say, a brown lab that follows you when you call him, that comforts you when you feel upset. I think Prince is a good name for a dog (most likely a brown lab).
-- missBridget  7/8/2008
A little boy named Prince will think he really is a Prince. Please save yourself some terrible pain and pick something else!
-- bananarama  8/13/2008
The main villain in Samuel R. Delany's "Nova" is Prince Red, along with his sister Ruby. Prince is his first name, not a title, but the Reds own an enormous space travel company known as "Red-shift ltd".
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  1/2/2009
A good name for a boy would be Princeton. I like that name a lot, and I made it up.
-- kool_babe14  6/2/2009
I was recently running a petition for women in the Congo. One guy signed it, and his friends said "Your name is really Prince?" He responded, "You think I just call myself that?" Yearbook comes out a few days later and what do you know, he wasn't kidding.

The moral of the story? Don't name your son Prince. It's embarrassing, and no one will take him seriously.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2009
I think the name Prince is so cool! Cool is written all over it! If I was a boy I might want to be called this!
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2010
I am really pleased that it is illegal to use this name where I live. It's ridiculous.
-- SandSea  2/3/2010
Just because Michael Jackson named both of his sons Prince, and there's a musician called Prince, it doesn't mean this name is usable. This would be a terrible name to give to a son.
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2010
Seriously, no one is ever going to hire a grown man named Prince. Anyone who saddles their poor son with this name clearly has zero aspirations for their future. Be kind to your children and give them actual names instead of titles. Names like these do not make anyone look upper class, in fact, they do the exact opposite.
-- Anonymous User  9/1/2010
I wouldn't even give my dog this name, much less my son. Why would you give this kind of name to your child? He is almost guaranteed to get picked on for it. Steer clear!
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2011
If you actually look at the name and clear your mind of royal associations (some of which are not good) the name itself looks kind of strange. Works best as a nickname, I think. Besides, what if he marries a royal princess? He'll be Prince Prince.
(Actually, that'd be quite a cool name for royalty. I take it back. Just give that some thought. The odds of Prince marrying a princess are not impossible.)
-- ListenToAsuka  8/6/2011
Is this seriously what we've come to for "names" these days?! I met a horse named Prince! Not a freakin' kid.
-- blondieboo629  8/23/2011
It's not a terrible name.
-- Anonymous User  9/16/2011
People commenting here must be white.

Prince is a common name between African-Americans since the slavery time. In fact it was more common a hundred years ago than its now.

My 60-something year old neighbor is named Prince.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2013
Prince as a given name has been around for as long as the U.S. government began tracking naming trends. Not only does this name date back to at least the late 19th century, but it was also surprisingly popular on a relative basis.

Not only that, but the height of Prince’s usage as a name was at the turn of the 20th century over 100 years ago.
-- Mayra  3/9/2013
I think this is a really cool name, but I wouldn't name my son this because of the teasing, it doesn't sound odd and the meaning is great, people name their children things like Hunter and Grace, I don't see what's so wrong with Prince, but I understand that right now it would be awkward to ask for a job being Prince.

What I don't like is that it would seem like I'm calling myself king and that I'm even going to the length of calling my kid Prince.

I don't know, maybe it's not too daring for a middle name. I hate names with "unique" spellings but I'm not really turned off by actual words used as names, as long as I like the word of course.
-- Sebastiam  7/6/2014
As an endearing family nickname, maybe, but as an official given name, no. Even if the bearer isn't pompous, and he very well might not be, the name sounds pompous.
-- kvpp88  8/19/2014
Oh, come now! This is a perfectly fine name. The musician is also not a bad association (he's quite a talented fellow, actually) and it has a nice sound.
-- Ali Hassan  1/10/2015
A totally boring and pretentious name!
-- Anonymous User  5/9/2015
It's not a horrible name but I personally find it to be more of a dog's name, especially considering my dog's original name was Princeton (Prince was his nickname) and it fit him perfectly even though my mother changed it (he's a Labradoodle) and his parents were show dogs so he naturally prances when he walks :)
-- CatpainA2020  11/8/2015
This name doesn't age well in my opinion and I went to school with a boy named Prince and some of the kids would call him gay and Princess. Not a good name.
-- Anonymous User  4/11/2016
It's very unfortunate that iconic musician Prince passed away. (Prince Rogers Nelson) but I have a sinking feeling that this "name" will increse on the charts in honor of him. I hope not. Great guy but the name "Prince" is just emphatically silly.
-- Anonymous User  4/21/2016
I think this name sounds pretentious and childish. I had a class with a boy name Prince, and he was a brat. This name only fits the singer Prince (R.I.P.)
-- Luvbug86  9/17/2016
I can tell that (as someone mentioned up thread) the majority (if not all) of the people who commented here are white. And they probably have children named: Tallulah, Bella, Track, Trigger, Hunter, or Becky (all as horrible as they say Prince is).

My name is Prince and I love it. Not only is it a great conversation piece but it also fills me with a certain sense of pride in myself. I am often told that I carry myself in a very polite and elegant manner, like a Prince.

Is it pretentious? Hell yes it is! But that is another reason why I like it.


Prince is not ONLY the name of the artist (who happened to be Black as well. I notice that "Prince" is way more common in African American communities, for certain. That derives from the institution of slavery. I know black: Princes, Caesars, Kings, and Countesses) but it is also a name with meaning.

It means "Principal one" and or "Royal son" (of course). It is also associated with people who are creative and express themselves creatively.

That fits me perfectly. Moreover, I love "The Little Prince" (the French book about the little boy on a planet) and the artist. It made sense that the titular character was a "Prince." He was by himself. And when you grow up a Prince that is how you feel being that you have the most unique name in the room. :0)

So, if you want to name your baby Prince go ahead. It is a wonderful name for a boy (please don't go with this horrible trend of placing this male moniker on a female child. Parents please stop naming your daughters male names).

Please don't let the mothers and fathers of: Kaden, Raiden, Fitz, Blue Bonnet, Atticus, Becker, Gracie, and Aiden make you feel bad about anything.
Talk about dog names.
I wouldn't even bequeath those to a gold fish.


I am gainfully employed. So much for the comment that says no one will hire a Prince.

And I see a lot of homophobes commented too. Well that was back in the early aughts, maybe a lot of you aren't as stupid anymore given that gay marriage is now law.
-- MrPrince  9/28/2016

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