Gender / Sex: girl
Meaning: of great value, highly esteemed
Related Names: Treasure
Sounds Like: Persis, Persys, Perssis
Variant forms: Precia, Preciosa
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1413
Precious \p-re-cious\ as a girl's name is pronounced PRESH-us. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Precious is "of great value, highly esteemed". A name of endearment. In Catholic tradition, also a reference to the "precious blood of Christ".
Precious has 2 variant forms: Precia and Preciosa.
For more information, see also the related name Treasure.
Baby names that sound like Precious are Persis, Persys and Perssis.
View a list of the 24 names that reference Precious.
Precious is a very popular first name for women (#1413 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)