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.

England
Dutch
1589 Priscilla AuFr Beke
Early Modern English
1564 Priscilla BUmar-vol9 p. 4; 1567 Prescilla SaxhamSf p. 2; 1575 Priscilla COmar-vol2 p. 48; 1585/6 Prissilla RegBath p. 7; 1587 Priscilla DEmar-vol2 p. 14; 1590 Prisilla RegSoAMar p. 15; 1592 Priscilla DEmar-vol2 p. 24, bruton1 p. 52; 1593 Priscilla DEmar-vol2 p. 26; 1598 Precilla StAnthonlin p. 39
Middle French
1572 Prisile WCS p. 41; 1574 Priscille ibid. p. 42; 1578 Pricille ibid. p. 43; 1583 prisile ibid. p. 103
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Priscilla". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Priscilla.