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What does Prudence mean?

Prudence Pronunciation of Prudence [pru-dence] as a girls' name is pronounced PROO-dens. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Prudence is "caution, discretion". Virtue name most common in the 16th, 17th, and 19th centuries. Mostly British use now.

Associated with: virtue, 16th century, 17th century, 19th century, british (england).


Prudence has 5 variants: Pru, Prudencia, Prudie, Prudy and Prue.

Affiliated girl name: Verity.

1 masculine form: Prudencio.

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Middle name pairings:
Prudence Elise (P.E.), ..

How popular is Prudence?

Prudence is a very prominent first name for females (#1655 out of 4276, Top 39%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Prudence reached its peak position of #595 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other prominent alternative form of Prudence appearing in the Top 2000 is Prudie. These relations of Prudence were favored as birth names during 1880-1889.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ardene, Ardyce, Audene, Cadance, Cadence, Candance, Clemence, Crescence, Essence, Florence, France, Kadence, Kaydence, Laurence, Lourence, Maxence, Parthenie, Patience, Patreece, Patreice, Paulene, Paulette, Pauline, Paulyne, Peace, Penee, Phenice, Philene, Provence, Prunella, Prunelle and Silence. These names tend to be less frequently used than Prudence.