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The name Precious is of English origin, and means precious or valuable.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Precious has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Precious
Use of the Name Precious for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
13,287 13,287 12,960 6,496 3,115 1,047 500
The table below indicates the number of times the name Precious has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Precious first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1978, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Precious
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1978990139  
1979832188  
1980691249  
1981692246  
1982658271  
1983640268  
1984635278  
1985528378  
1986504416  
1987501427  
1988434522  
1989478496  
1990451546  
1991444573  
1992442570  
1993420594  
1994399630  
1995418618  
1996378701  
1997408638  
1998381738  
1999406686  
2000437645  
2001391743  
2002425680  
2003517547  
2004564500  
Totals:  13,287 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Precious as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Precious appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 27 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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