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What does Patience mean?

Patience Pronunciation of Patience [pa-tience] as a girls' name is pronounced PAY-shuns. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Patience is "enduring, forebearing". Virtue name used since the 16th century.

ASSOCIATED WITH virtue, 16th century


VARIANTS Paciencia, Patient, Patienzia, Pazienza



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How popular is Patience?

Patience is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2193 out of 4276, Top 51%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#48665 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Patience reached its peak rank of #578 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is presently at #1089. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Patience name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Patience outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Cadence, Cathenne, Catreece, Damienne, Darienne, Fabienne, Janiece, Kadence, Kadienne, Katianne, Kaydence, Laniece, Latreece, Laurence, Maxence, Paine, Parthenie, Patreece, Patreice, Patrice, Patryce, Pattee, Paulene, Provence, Prudence and Vaniece. These names tend to be less frequently used than Patience.

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