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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 Unique Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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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