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Meaning and name origin

Pru \p-ru\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Pru is "caution, discretion". Pru is a variant of Prudence (Latin): virtue name most common in the 16th, 17th, and 19th centuries.


Pru has 1 variant form: Prue.


Pru is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Pru and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Prudence. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Prudence in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pru and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dru, Pera and Peri. Like Pru, these names are not commonly used.