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What does Pru mean?

Pru /pru/ as a girls' name. Pru's root is Latin, and Pru means "caution, discretion". Pru is a variant form of Prudence (Latin).


Pru has 1 variant: Prue.

Pru has 2 more relations via Prudence: Prudie and Prudy.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Paru, Pearu, ..

(male) Prudi, Prune, ..

How popular is Pru?

Pru is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Pru is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Pru and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Pru (unlisted) are Prudence and Prudie. These relations of Pru were favored by parents 134 years ago (usage of 0.01%). (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Prudence, Prudie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dru and Tru. Like Pru, these names are not commonly used.