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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Priscilla f. A dim. of Latin Prisca, fem. of Latin Priscus 'old', a Roman cognomen.

The name of a minor Biblical character. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Priscille.

The name came into use with the Protestant Reformation in the 16th C.

1589 Priscilla AuFr Beke
Early Modern English
1564 Priscilla BUmar-vol9 p. 4; 1567 Prescilla SaxhamSf p. 2; 1575 Priscilla COmar-vol2 p. 48; 1587 Priscilla DEmar-vol2 p. 14; 1592 Priscilla ibid. p. 24, bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1593 Priscilla DEmar-vol2 p. 26; 1598 Precilla StAnthonlin p. 39
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Priscilla". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4.