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Girl Names Ending with -ence

Ence ending baby names and what they mean, with 16 results. -ence names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in the 1890s (USAGE OF 2.5%) and are now significantly less popular (USAGE 0.2%, 94%), with names like Essence becoming somewhat dated. Kaydence (#348) is the most fashionable birth name in this list, while Cence (TOP 99%) and Valence (65%) are common -ence last names.

-ence names

Cadence - Silence

Cadence and variants

Cadence, var. Kaydence, Kadence1
Source fr. Latin element. "With rhythm." Caedence is also a slightly prominent kid's name.


Form of Clementine. Derivative of Latin word. "Merciful." Clemence (compare Cronce, Crance) is a common -nce suffix surname. See also Clemencia.

Var. of Klementina. Stems fr. Latin word. "Mild, merciful." Less widespread today. Clemence was last listed in 1900-1909 in the Top 2000. See also Clymene.

Clemence3, var. Cleamence
Based on Latin language. "Mercy." Adoption of Cleamence and variants was widespread among parents a century ago.

Form of Crescent. Source fr. Old French, Latin elements. "Increasing, growing." Not in Top 2000.


Origin fr. American. "Perfume." Usage of Essence as a baby name has declined since 1998.


Derived fr. Latin element. "Flowering, in bloom." Adoption of Florence as a baby name in 2015 was up 16.9% compared to a year ago.


Var. of Kadenza. Origin fr. Latin element. "With rhythm." Adoption of Kadence as a birth name in 2015 was down 41% compared to 10 years ago.

Laurence and variants

Laurence1, var. Lourence1
Derivative of French, Latin words. "From Laurentum." Less common today. Laurence was the form last listed (1900-1909) in the Top 2000.

Lourence2, Laurence2
Var. of Lauren. Source fr. Latin word. "The bay, or laurel plant." Adoption of Lourence and variants was higher 125 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ence names: Cadence, Clemence, Essence, Florence, Kadence

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ence names: Kaydence, Laurence, Patience, Prudence

Form of Laura. Derived fr. Latin word. "The bay, or laurel plant." Cross-gender use. Adoption of Laurence was expansive in the 1890s.

Form of Maxine. Origin fr. Latin language. "Greatest." A peculiar girls' name. Also a boys' name.


From English. "Enduring, forebearing." Usage of Patience as a girls' name in 2015 was down 49.7% compared to a decade ago.

Place name .. Outside Top 2000.


Root fr. Latin word. "Caution, discretion." A slightly quaint birth name these days, but Prudence still exists often as a first name for women.

Puritan virtue name that is now .. Silence is scantly used as a female name, appearing commonly (TOP 37%) as a last name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ence names for girls.

1. Cadence - Silence
Cadence [Kadence, Kaydence], Clementine [Clemence], Klementina [Clemence], Clemence [Cleamence], Crescent [Crescence], Essence, Florence, Kadenza [Kadence], Laurence [Lourence], Lauren [Laurence, Lourence], Laura [Laurence], Maxine [Maxence], Patience, Provence, Prudence, Silence

Usage comparison for -ence names