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Prudence meaning and name origin

Prudence \p-ruden-ce, pr(u)-de-nce\ as a girl's 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.

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

For more information, see also the related name Verity.

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Popularity of Prudence

Prudence is a very popular first name for females (#1655 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Prudence name in U.S.
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