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PronouncedPron.PRIS-kə English

Meaning & History

Feminine form of Priscus, a Roman family name which meant "ancient" in Latin. This name appears in the epistles in the New Testament, referring to Priscilla the wife of Aquila.
DiminutivesPriscilla Ancient Roman Priscilla Biblical Latin
Masculine FormPriscus Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesPriska, Priskilla Biblical Greek Cece, Cissy, Pris, Priscilla, Prissy, Sissie, Sissy English Priscilla, Priscille French Priska German Piroska, Piri Hungarian Priscilla, Scilla Italian Priscila Portuguese Priscila Spanish


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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute