Meaning and Origin of Prince - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Prince

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Royal son

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and French : nickname from Middle English, Old French prince (Latin princeps), presumably denoting someone who behaved in a regal manner or who had won the title in some contest of skill.
  • Translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Prinz or of a word meaning ‘prince’ in some other language.