🔼The name Prisca: Summary
- Ancient, Of Former Times
- From priscus, of earlier times, from prae, first.
🔼The name Prisca in the Bible
The name Prisca only occurs once in the Bible. At the conclusion of his second letter to Timothy, the apostle Paul asked greetings to be conveyed to, among others, Prisca and Aquila (2 Timothy 4:19), who are likely the same as Priscilla and Aquila of Corinth (Acts 18:12, Romans 16:3).
🔼Etymology of the name Prisca
The name Prisca is the original of which Priscilla is diminutive. It's the feminine version of the masculine name Priscus, which in turn derives from the familiar Latin prefix prae, meaning first or earlier. Both Priscus and Prisca derive from the word priscus, meaning of or belonging to former times.
The name Prisca means Ancient or Of Former Times.