All About The Name Prisca

The girl’s name Prisca (PRIHS-kuh) is a Latin name from New Testament origin, a feminine form of the Roman family name Priscus meaning: “ancient”. In the bible Prisca is mentioned in the apostle Paul’s second letter to Timothy, in which he sends his greetings to Prisca and Aquila (2 TIMOTHY 4:19), who are likely the same as Priscilla and Aquila of Corinth (ACTS 18:12, ROMANS 16:3). The name Prisca is the original of which Priscilla is diminutive. It is the feminine form of Priscus. Priscus and Prisca are derived from the word priscus, meaning of or belonging to former times.

Meaning: Ancient

Origin: Latin

Gender: Girl

Current Popularity: Not in the US top 1,000 names

Middle Name Possibilities: Eden

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