Prudence is a female given name and is of Latin origin. It means cautious and intelligent. Pronounced as PRU-dənts, the name is currently in the top 1000 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 1000 of U.S birth chart of the year 2019.
Virtue names, also known as grace names, are making their return, and Prudence is one of them. Apart from being a lovely name itself, it also has a few lovely nicknames, eg. Pru, Prue, Rue, etc.
Prudence is a girl's name.
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