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Gender Feminine
Other Forms FormsPresciosa, Preciusa (Judeo-Anglo-Norman variants)

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old French precios (itself from the Latin pretiōsa) "precious, of great value". It was recorded three times in medieval England, in 1203 and 1279 as Preciosa, and in 1327 as Precious (which was probably the vernacular form).
As a Sephardic name, it was recorded throughout the 15th century.
Added 7/12/2006 by anonymous
Edited 1/8/2022 by Frollein Gladys and Randee15