Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Caprice

 Caprice is an English vocabulary word, a noun to be specific, meaning “impulsive” or “a sudden change of mind.” The English borrowed the word from the French caprice (“whim”) circa the 17th century, ultimately from the Italian “capriccio” which originally meant “a shiver, raising of the hackles” – probably a blend of “capo” (head) and “riccio” (frizzled hair).  The adjective form of caprice is capricious which means “whimsical, fickle, unpredictable, given to mood swings.”  Caprice is not generally considered a personal name, but it has been used from time to time among English speakers for their little girls (particularly in the United States and England). 

All About the Baby Name – Caprice

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME CAPRICE

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME CAPRICE

 Caprice is not a very popular female name in the U.S. For instance, only 27 baby girls were given this moniker in 2013, ranking her at position #5003 in terms of popularity.  There is only one year when Caprice actually made America’s Top 1000 list – 1966 – and we wanted to know why.  As it happens, the year prior (1965) Chevrolet debuted a new car called the Caprice and it instantly became the bestselling American automobile in the nation. Suddenly everyone knew the name “Caprice” and some even choose it for their daughters. We like this name – it’s “whimsically” different! We also like that it’s a #1 in numerology – a true individual. 

Quick Facts

ON CAPRICE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

kә-PREES

SIMPLE MEANING:

Impulsive

Characteristics

OF CAPRICE

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Caprice

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME CAPRICE

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Caprice

Popular Songs

ON CAPRICE

Caprice
a song by The Wildhearts [explicit]

Famous People

NAMED CAPRICE

Caprice Bourret (model)
Caprice Coleman (wrestler)
Caprice Benedetti (actress)
Caprice Crane (author)

Children of Famous People

NAMED CAPRICE

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Caprice

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME CAPRICE

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Caprice