Its source is an English expression meaning "Son of a king."
The name Prince ranked 937th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
This surname possibly evolved from a nickname for those with a lordly manner. As a first name, it was recently popularized by a songwriter-performer from Minneapolis, Minnesota who used it for his one-word title, then dropped it in favor of a pictoral symbol that left the media confused as to his mode of address. ''The artist formerly known as Prince'' was settled on, sometimes abbreviated TAFKAP.
Arts and Music
Prince Rogers Nelson (born 1958)
American musican, singer and songwriter. Became popular under the one-word name Prince, then changed his name to a pictorial symbol.