Prisca Meaning and Origin

The name Prisca is a girl’s name meaning “ancient” and is of Latin origin. The girl’s name Prisca is a Latin name of New Testament origin, a feminine form of the Roman family name Priscus. 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.

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