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

The name Precious is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "of great worth, expensive". Precious and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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 Wilson, Jamaican soul singer
Precious Chikwendu Fani-Kayode, Nigerian model and beauty queen
Precious Uzoaru Dede, Nigerian footballer
Precious Bryant, American country music singer
Precious, ring name of Patricia Williams, Canadian pro wrestling valet
Precious Emuejeraye, Singaporean male footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Precious

(Claireece) Precious Jones, main character in "Push" by Sapphire and 2009 film "Precious"
Precious Ramotswe, main character in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series by Alexander McCall Smith
My Precious, Gollum's term for the One Ring in the Lord of the Rings