What does Prudence mean?
Prudence /pru-den-ce/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Verity.
Prudence has 1 masculine form: Prudencio.Kreatif forms: Perdence, Prudenle, Prudenne. [more]
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. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Prudence for girls. Prudence reached its peak position of #595 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)