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Gender: Male Meaning of Prince: "chief, prince" Origin of Prince: Latin Prince's Popularity in 2017: #345

The name Prince is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "chief, prince". Prince is ranked #345 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #59 (w/ occupations)".

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Prince rose to its highest ranking in a century in 2015, and the tragic death of its most famous bearer in April 2016 propelled it even higher. The Purple Rain legend isn't its only tie to pop royalty: Michael Jackson chose it for not one but two of his sons. Royal names such as King and Prince, once thought of as canine, have begun to be used by human non-royals for their sons.

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Famous People Named Prince

Prince (Rogers Nelson), American rock and R&B singer-songwriter
Prince Royce, stage name of Geoffrey Royce Rojas, American Latin singer
Prince Kelechi Amukamara, American NFL football player
Prince Miller, American football player
Prince Semien Fielder, American baseball player; son of baseball player Cecil Fielder
Prince Oluebube Eke, Nigerian actor
Prince Hall, American abolitionist
Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa, Zimbabwean jazz musician
Prince Romerson, U.S. Army Civil War soldier from Hawaii
Prince Tagoe, Ghanaian footballer
Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanain footballer
Prince Solomon Burke (b. 1963), son of singer Solomon Burke
Prince Nasir Dean (b. 2000), son of rapper Swizz Beatz
Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. I (b. 1997), elder son of singer Michael Jackson
Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. II aka Blanket aka Bigi (b. 2002) younger son of Michael Jackson
Maddox Prince Boateng (b. 2014), son of footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng & Melissa Satta

Pop Culture References for the name Prince

Jayden Prince, character on TV's "CSI: NY"
Martin Prince, character on TV's "The Simpsons"

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Catrinabl Says:


I like it. Would be good as a short middle name to go with a long first.

Yessica Says:


For some reason I see it to be more reasonable then Princess?
Maybe it just fits in with other names. It actually sounds nice, I wouldn't use it though.



Illegal in a lot of countries

cabosanmucus Says:


Look folks, there's only one! Like Oprah, Madonna, or Beyoncé.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I was surprised to find both Prince and Princess featured on the top 1000 list here in Britain. Very surprised. And while I'm rather horrified by the reality of a load of Princesses running around, Prince, oddly enough, seems to be a far more realistic and charming choice. Perhaps because 'prince' isn't used as an endearment near as much, so it comes across as being just another word name along the lines of Rowan and Justice, as opposed to sticky-sweet and, dare I say, tacky female-oriented endearments like Honey and Precious - no offense intended to anyone who caters to those sorts of names.

I have to say, I do think Prince is a cute name. And while I'm not so sure I'd use it myself (though I have been fantasising about it a lot), I would love to see a few little Princes running around at some point.

Illabeth Says:


This name is illegal in Australia, as are all names that are titular (such as Princess, Justice, Lord, King, Queen)