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Quick Facts on Princess

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 982
Simple meaning:
First to seize; Royal daughter

Characteristics of Princess

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Princess

A princess is the female counterpart to a prince – both of which are English vocabulary words that define a hereditary royal title. Princess ultimately comes to the English from the Old French (Princesse) via the Latin “princeps” which in turn is derived from the elements “primus” (first) and “capio” (to seize). These root elements are quite fitting since a “prince” is generally the “first to seize” the throne upon the death of a king (usually his father). The feminine equivalent is Princess which, like Prince, is occasionally used as a given name. Naming one’s daughter Princess is mostly an American thing to do – we can’t find this name on any other English-speaking charts.

Popularity of the Name Princess

American parents have been naming their daughters Princess since 1979 – at least that’s the first year this royal daughter made an appearance on the Top 1000 list. Princess reached her peak popularity in the mid-1980s and again in the early 2000s. For the most part, however, Princess is not a common given name. Although common as a term of endearment, you won’t often see Princess on someone’s actual birth certificate. In other words, naming your daughter Princess is a bold move. You might as well also consider Countess or Duchess. Although Princess sounds particularly Disneyish since they’ve been ramming the concept of the princess down our throats for decades now – in an overly-commercialized way – we still appreciate the loving sentiment behind naming one’s baby girl Princess. But hec, if you’re thinking about Princess you might as well go all the way and consider Queen. There are more subtle ways to accomplish this, too. Regina is the Latin word for Queen and Reina the Spanish. Rihanna is Celtic for “great queen” if you like superlatives. But if you’re stuck on Princess, then consider Sarah (Hebrew meaning “princess”). In other words, there are more clever and less obvious ways to accomplish giving your daughter a royal title without being so in-your-face. Really, ask yourself: how well does Princess age into adulthood? Perhaps this one is best left to poodles and porn stars. Or as a middle name. It’s just very risky to bestow Princess as a legal first name. You really need to be a person who doesn’t care what other people think (and so will your daughter).
Popularity of the Girl Name Princess
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Princess

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Princess

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Princess

    The Princess (as a Fairytale Concept) Once upon a time, princesses were cruelly put upon, deprived of their rightful heritage, married off to the highest bidder, and, when all was said and done, rescued by the Princes and stowed away In the castles forever. This was a “happily forever”, we were told. Well, sistahs, not no more! Those archetypal princesses are the bane of existence for modern feministas, and we are re-writing the book. Bring on your trolls and dragons, your poisoned apples and glass coffins, but be prepared for sword-wielding, karate proficient, no-nonsense women to rise to the bait. Need a dragon slain, a frog kissed, a kingdom rescued, a magic potion dissolved? Look no further than the nearest graduate school, but be prepared to pay a high fee for services rendered. Once personified by Cinderella and Snow White, today’s modern princess is more apt to be found in the likes of Leia and Fiona, strong women who are more comfortable being the rescuer than the rescuee, and who have no problems with bodily functions just like the common folk. This only endears them more to us, and enhances their hold upon our imaginations. Long live The Princess!

  • Popular Songs on Princess

    Popular Songs on Princess

    (Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess - by John Lennon

    Jewish Princess - a song by Frank Zappa

    Princess - a song by Elton John

    Princess - a song by Seal

    Princess of the Posse - a song by Queen Latifah

    Renegade Princess - a song by Sonic Youth

    Sleep My Princess (Mozart's Cradle Song) - a song by Olivia Newton-John

    The Princess of my Heart - a song by Jesus Jones

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Princess

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Princess

    5-Minute Princess Stories (Disney) - Princesses are often royally busy, but they always have time to help a lost puppy, invite a new friend to tea, or even cheer up a little dragon! Each of these twelve stories is the perfect length for reading aloud in about five minutes, making them perfect for jam-packed days. This treasury stars all the Disney princesses—including Tiana and Rapunzel—and features a padded cover, and beautiful full-page and spot illustrations. Now the princesses' adventures are the royal choice before bed, on the go, or any moment! Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Disney Princess Collection (Disney) - ~ From Cinderella to Belle, the third edition of the popular Disney Princess Collection is filled with engaging stories about the most popular princesses. This bestselling storybook features a dazzling new cover and new stories featuring Snow White, Jasmine, and more. Add to that over 250 beautiful illustrations and gilded pages, and you've got the perfect gift for little girls. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs? (Carmela LaVigna Coyle) - Our favorite princess returns--hiking boots and all--this time loaded with questions for her daddy. Everyone knows a princess. As this princess and her daddy wander through the woods, all kinds of wonders reveal themselves. She discovers that no matter who you are, a princess lies inside of us. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? (Carmela LaVigna Coyle) - When I grow up can I be sporty like you? You can do anything you set your mind to. This is NOT your average big-sister princess! This active princess plays soccer, does yoga, falls on the ice, and scrapes her knobby knees while showing her little brother how to be sporty, too. This charming story helps children see that it's okay to fall down and scrape their knees when trying something new, even when showing off for a sibling. It's the trying and the fun that count. Through belly-flops and missed baskets, our priceless princess discovers that doing your best is all that really matters, even when your little brother is tagging along. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? (Carmela LaVigna Coyle) - Every inquisitive little girl wonders what it is really like to be a genuine princess. At the heart of Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? lives an energetic, spirited, and contemporary child who has lots of important questions for her mom. Do princesses ride tricycles, climb trees, do chores, or have to eat the crusts of their bread? The mother's voice is timelessly reassuring as she answers her daughter's questions and advises her that being like a princess has to do with what we are on the inside. An illustrated picture frame surrounds a mirror at the end of the book which answers the little girl's most important question. This heart-warming book offers a gentle lesson about self-acceptance, and will inspire children to follow their dreams and leave their own mark on the world. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Perfectly Princess #1: Pink Princess Rules the School (Alyssa Crowne) - A spunky new series for any girl who dreams of being a princess. The book even looks magical --- it's printed on pink pages! Printed on PINK pages! You are royally NOT invited…Juliet Henry is turning seven. For her birthday, she's planning a pink princess party --- for girls only! They'll all wear pink clothes, make pink crowns, and eat pink food. Who wants boys at a princess party, anyway? But Billy and the other boys in Juliet's class are mad. They love birthday parties…and hate being left out. If this pink princess isn't careful, her loyal subjects could ruin her birthday bash! Recommended for ages 7-10.

    The Secret Lives of Princesses (Philippe Lechermeier) - Go beyond Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella! Some princesses are well-known to all children—but others, equally magical (and sometimes, a lot funnier) have remained anonymous, mysterious, and far from the fairy-tale crowd. Now these captivating ladies are finally stepping out of the shadows where they’ve remained hidden for far too long. With wit, sublime humor, and beautiful art, The Secret Lives of Princesses introduces a bevy of royal daughters to the court of young readers. While it alludes to some of their more famous sisters, this large and lusciously illustrated compendium presents such unique and unforgettable characters as the petite Princess Claire Voyant, who can see very far into tomorrow (but muddles her predictions); Princess Oblivia, who forgets everything and misses all her appointments; Princess Tangra-La, who does the tango, the fandango, and any dance that comes her way; and Princess Babbling Brooke, who chatters on and on about everything and nothing. Plus, you’ll learn about such princessy matters as the language of fans; coats of arms; and how not to offend dangerous fairies who cast evil spells. Poetic, often humorous, and always enchanting, this is the perfect collection for princess-loving girls who long for more than just the traditional fairy tale. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    The Very Fairy Princess (Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton) - While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn't all twirls and tiaras - as every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day! This new picture book addition to the Julie Andrews Collection features the joyful illustrations of Christine Davenier, and is sure to inspire that sparkly feeling within the hearts of readers young and old. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    What Is a Princess? (Disney) - WHAT IS A PRINCESS? Is she someone who is smart and brave, kind and caring—or is she someone much, much more? Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, and all the Disney Princesses answer that question in this Step 1 book that is the first in the “Step into Reading” series to feature multiple Disney Princesses in one book! Recommended for ages 3-7.

  • Famous People Named Princess

    Famous People Named Princess

    Famous People Named Princess - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Princess.

  • Children of Famous People Named Princess

    Children of Famous People Named Princess

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Princess - Katie Price (British media personality); Peter Andre (British singer)

  • Historic Figures

    Princess - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Princess - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Princess.

Personality of the Girl Name Princess

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Princess

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