Name: Prince

Origin and Meaning of the Name Prince

  • Meaning:
    Royal son
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (PRINS)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Prince)
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Miscellaneous Info for Prince

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    "Prince" is ultimately derived from the Latin "princeps," meaning "the first." Prince is a title used in most royal houses to indicate a son in line for the throne.

    Prince is also the name of an American musician who famously changed his name to a symbol, eventually changing it back to Prince. Prince is also the first name of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson's two sons.

Similar Names to Prince for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Prince (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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