Precious is a baby unisex name that is mostly used in the Christian religion and has an English origin. The meaning of the name Precious is “one who is valued.”
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What is the meaning of a name precious?
Precious is a mostly female given name originating from the English word precious, which means “of great value.” It's also used by men on occasion.
It first debuted in the top 1,000 most popular girl's names in the United States in 1978, at number 989. Between 1987 and 2002, it was among the top 500 names given to newborn American females. Its popularity has waned since then, and it was last included among the top 1,000 girl's names in 2010. In 2011, 195 American infant girls were given the name; in 2012, 154 American girls were given the name. The name has primarily been used by African Americans in the United States. According to one study, 431 of 454 Precious girls born in California in the 1990s were African American.
In the Philippines, where it was the ninth most popular name given to baby girls in 2011, it remained popular. In 2011, 394 newborn Filipino girls were given the name Precious.
What name means God's jewel?
The name Adaya means ‘God's gem.' It is a Hebrew name that is primarily given to girls. The name is made up of the Hebrew words ‘adah,' which means ‘adornment,' and ‘Yah,' which means ‘Yahweh,' or ‘God,' respectively. ‘Adorned by God' is another translation of the name.
What names mean gems?
Baby Girl Names with Meanings from Jewels and Gemstones
- Agate. People having this name are thought to be able to send positive energy throughout the world.
- Amber. This is one of the most common names, and ladies with this name are known for being warm and generous.