Gender: Female Meaning of Precious: "of great worth, expensive" Origin of Precious: Latin word name

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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EvaThyssen Says:



1daymore Says:


it just has that ring to it doesnt it

Zelliew Says:


This just sounds like a pet name

esita Says:


Never a fan, but made worse by the popularity of Lord of the Rings

lesliemarion Says:


Save it for the Lord of the Rings.

dbmermels15 Says:


I'm sorry... Not a name

Map-DORK Says:


The name was kind of pretentious in the first place , but with the movie of the same name being relatively well-known , a child with that name would get really bad jokes told to her all the time and will probably have every single Monique line given to her throughout her life.