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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. pri-SIL-ə(English)
preesh-SHEEL-la(Italian)
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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 [1].

Related Names

VariantPriscille(French)
DiminutivesCece, Cissy, Pris, Prissy, Sissie, Sissy(English) Scilla(Italian)
Masculine FormPriscus(Ancient Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesPriska, Priskilla(Biblical Greek) Prisca(Dutch) Priska(German) Piroska, Piri(Hungarian) Priscila(Portuguese) Priscila(Spanish)

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