Drusilla is an English female given name derived ultimately from the Roman Drusus, in turn from the Greek drosos (dew). It has the meaning fruitful or dewy-eyed. As a name appearing in the Bible it was adopted by English speakers in the 17th Century. The name has never been a common one in the United States; it was last ranked among the top 1,000 names for American girls born in 1914, when it was ranked at No. 958. It had intermittent use from 1880 to 1914, according to Social Security Administration records, but was never ranked higher on the popularity charts than No. 612 in 1886. Although it is rarely used, it is still most common in the United States.[1][2]

  • Variations are Drucilla and Druscilla.
  • Diminutive forms are Dru and Cilla (also more usually the diminutive of Priscilla)

Famous bearers of the name include:

Drusilla may also refer to:

See also

Alphabetical list of Wikipedia articles beginning with:

  • Drusilla
  • Drucilla
  • Druscilla
  • Cilla


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  • Drusilla — • Daughter of Herod Agrippa I Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Drusilla     Drusilla     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Drusilla — ist ein weiblicher römischer Name, der insbesondere durch die Namensträgerinnen der Julisch Claudischen Dynastie zu einiger Bekanntheit gelangt ist. Berühmte Trägerinnen dieses Namens waren: Livia Drusilla, dritte Gemahlin des Kaisers Augustus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DRUSILLA — (b. 38 C.E.), daughter of agrippa i and cypros . Drusilla had been promised in marriage by her father to Epiphanes, son of King Antiochus of Commagene. The agreement was canceled, however, when Epiphanes refused to convert to Judaism, after… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Drusilla — f From a Late Latin name, a feminine diminutive of the old Roman family name Dr(a)usus, which was first taken by a certain Livius, who had killed in single combat a Gaul of this name and, according to a custom of the time, took his victim s name… …   First names dictionary

  • Drusilla — Drusilla, römischer weiblicher Name; bekannt: 1) Livia D., s. Livia. 2) Julia D., Tochter des Germanicus u. der Agrippina, geb. in Trier 15 n.Chr.; heirathete, nachdem sie kurze Zeit an L. Cassius Longinus vermählt gewesen war, ihren Bruder… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Drusilla — Drusilla, röm. Frauennamen; bekannt ist D., die Tochter des Herodes Agrippa I., welche den König Azizus von Emesa, alsdann ihren Buhlen, den röm. Procurator Felix, heirathete und sammt ihrem Söhnlein zu Titus Zeit beim Ausbruche des Vesuv umkam.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Drusilla — fem. proper name, L. fem. dim. of Drusus, frequent surname in Livian gens, earlier Drausus, perhaps a Celtic word meaning lit. strong (Cf. O.Celt. *dru oak, also strong ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Drusilla — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Drusilla est un prénom dérivé du latin Drusus, lui même issu de drosos. Personnages historiques Julia Drusilla (née en 16) est la sœur de Caligula… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • DRUSILLA — I. DRUSILLA Agrippae Iun. soror, primo desponsata filio Antiochi Epiphani, dein Aziazi Emesorum sive Amazorum Regis data est. Hanc cum pulchritudine ceteris praestaret, Felix concupivit: quare misso nuntio, qui erat Iudaeus Magus, Simon, Cypro… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Drusilla — /drooh sil euh/, n. a female given name. * * * …   Universalium