What does Prudence mean?
Prudence \p-ruden-ce, pr(u)-de-nce\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Verity.
Prudence has 1 masculine form: Prudencio.
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. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Prudence for girls. Prudence reached its peak position of #595 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)