Prince

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

English name meaning 'prince'

The word came to England via Old French prince = 'prince', 'noble lord' (12c.), from Latin princeps = 'first man', 'chief leader', 'ruler', 'sovereign', which is a noun use of an adjective meaning 'that takes first', from primus = 'first' (see Primus) and the root of capere = 'to take' [1]

Related Names

Prince
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

For female forms see Princess

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Prince
Genitive: Princes
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Prince
Genitive: Princen
Partitive: Princeä
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Prince
Genitive: Princes

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
209 572 0 2 209 570
Denmark Denmark[4]
81
n.a.
1
n.a.
80
n.a.
Finland Finland[2]
n.a.
136 0 0
n.a.
136
Iceland Iceland[5]
3 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
102
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[7]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Prince.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  3. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/