Meaning and Origin of: Prentice

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Middle English : Apprentice

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and English : from a reduced form of Middle English, Old French aprentis ‘apprentice’ (from Old French aprendre‘to learn’, ‘to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.