What Does Priscilla Mean In Latin?


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Julii Brainard answered
Ancient, archaic, of ancient times, or venerable.

You're right, it is of Latin origin. Technically it is a diminuative of "Prisca", which means all the words above. So Priscilla would literally have originally meant "little" ancient one, little one of ancient times, etc.

It was especially popular in the early years of Christianity, and made so again by the Puritans. It appears to date, as a name, from about the 1st century A.D.

Cilla is a name that derives from Priscilla.
Priss or Prissy is a modern nickname that tends to attract accusations of being Chavy.
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Muddassar Memon answered
Priscilla basically is a common English female given name originating from the Latin term priscus which meant old. It is assumed that this name is given to an individual to bestow long life on that individual.

Quiet a few famous females have the name Priscilla, for example Priscilla Presley who was the wife of well known singer Elvis Presley. Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, born on May 24th, 1945 is a well known American model, author and actress. Priscilla's genetic father, James Wagner, was a pilot who expired in a plane crash, when Priscilla was just a baby.

She got married to Elvis Presley on May 1st, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Aladdin Hotel. Their daughter Lisa Marie was born approximately nine months after their marriage on February 1st, 1968.

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