Gender: Male Meaning of Prince: "chief, prince" Origin of Prince: Latin Prince's Popularity in 2019: #298

Prince Origin and Meaning

The name Prince is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "chief, prince".

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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Rank in US: #298

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Prence, Prinze, Prinz


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)