Prince - Meaning of Prince
[ 1 syll. prin-ce, pr-i-nce ] The baby boy name Prince is pronounced as PRIHNZ †. Prince's origin, as well as its use, is in the English language. The first name is derived from the English surname, itself originally a nickname from the Old French royal title 'prince' which is of the Latin 'princeps' (meaning first, prince) formed from 'primus' and 'capere'. The title was introduced by the Normans to England; the pre-conquest equivalent title was the Old English 'aedelingas'. As a surname it was usually borne by someone connected to or serving a member of royalty. It was ironically a common name given to black slaves in 19th century America, and the name has remained popular among Afro-Americans. The name Princess (English) is the female version of Prince.
Prince is a fairly popular baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2018, 0.055% of baby boys were given the name Prince. It ranked at #318 then. Out of all boy names in its group, Prince was the most popular in 2018. 35% more boys were named Prince than the subsequent ranked name, Princeton, in that year.
Baby names that sound like Prince include Prins, Prinz, Prinze, Pryns, Prence, Primus, Prinse, Prynce, Prynse, Paramesh, Pramsoo, Pramsou, Pramsu, Pramsue, Parounag, Pirnea, Pranciskus, Pranesha, Proinsias, and Promaco.
† Pronunciation for Prince: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"
A famous person named Prince is Prince, Rock Musician, born Prince Rogers Nelson, 7 June 1958, Minneapolis, Minnesota.