Prim Family History
Prim Name Meaning
French (mainly Lorraine) and German: from a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Primus from primus ‘(the) first (the) best’ borne by several early Christian saints including the one martyred and venerated together with St. Felicianus. English: variant of Prime . French: nickname from Old French prim ‘first’ possibly given to the eldest child in a family or alternatively a nickname from Old French and Occitan prim ‘shrewd clever artful sly’. East German: probably from a (Germanized) short form of an Old Slavic personal name beginning with Prim- or Prem-.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press