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 1858 poem The Courtship of Miles Standish .
People think this name is
classic mature formal upper class wholesome delicate refined strange complex serious nerdy
American Horror Story characters, Anne of Green Gables characters, biblical, biblical women, Catholic saints, Claymore characters, D H Lawrence characters, diminutives, feminine forms, Fire Emblem characters, first ladies of the USA, Gravity Falls characters, never out of the US top 1000, Orthodox saints, saints, Stephen King characters
Sources & References
Entry updated May 29, 2020