Monday, February 22, 2016

Girls Name: Priscilla

Priscilla is a Roman name, a diminutive of Prisca which is a feminine form of Priscus, a Roman family name which meant "ancient" in Latin. This name appears in the epistles in the New Testament, referring to Priscilla the wife of Aquila.. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lived with Priscilla 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 poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish' (1858). - Quoted from Behind The Name entry

I've known a few people named Priscilla. One young lady I grew up with is called Priscilla (some times called "Priss" by her siblings), my good friend is Priscilla but always goes by Cilla, and an elderly patient I knew was always called Prissy.

I'm not sure I'd use Priscilla for a daughter's name but I do enjoy the combos Priscilla Ruth, Priscilla Miriam and Priscilla Rose.

What do you think of the name Priscilla? 

 Do you know anyone with this name? 

 What other names would you pair it with?

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