Pronunciation: \p-ruden-ce, pr(u)-de-nce\
Gender / Sex: girl
Meaning: caution, discretion
Related Names: Verity
Sounds Like: Byrdene, Bridnee, Parthenie
Variant forms: Pru, Prudencia, Prudie, Prudy, Prue
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1655
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.
Baby names that sound like Prudence are Byrdene, Bridnee and Parthenie.
View a list of the 3 names that reference Prudence.
Prudence is a very popular first name for women (#1655 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)