GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: pri-SIL-ə (English), pree-SHEEL-la (Italian)  [details]

Meaning & History

Roman name, a diminutive of PRISCA. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lived with Priscilla (also known as Prisca) and her husband Aquila in Corinth for a while. It has been used as an English given name since the Protestant Reformation, being popular with the Puritans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow used it in his poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish' (1858).
VARIANT: Priscille (French)
DIMINUTIVES: Cece, Cissy, Pris, Prissy, Sissie, Sissy (English), Scilla (Italian)
MASCULINE FORM: Priscus (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Priska, Priskilla (Biblical Greek), Prisca (Dutch), Priska (German), Piroska, Piri (Hungarian), Priscila (Portuguese), Priscila (Spanish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017