Latin word name
"of great worth, expensive"

Precious Origin and Meaning

The name Precious is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "of great worth, expensive".

Though many might find it too syrupy, hundreds of parents each year choose this name for their daughters to make them feel special. Precious Ramotswe is the engaging African sleuth in the popular No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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Famous People Named Precious

  • Precious WilsonJamaican soul singer
  • Precious Chikwendu FaniKayode, Nigerian model and beauty queen
  • Precious Uzoaru DedeNigerian footballer
  • Precious BryantAmerican country music singer
  • Preciousring name of Patricia Williams, Canadian pro wrestling valet
  • Precious EmuejerayeSingaporean male footballer

Precious in Pop Culture

  • (Claireece) Precious Jonesmain character in "Push" by Sapphire and 2009 film "Precious"
  • Precious Ramotswemain character in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series by Alexander McCall Smith
  • My PreciousGollum's term for the One Ring in the Lord of the Rings

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