Prudence Name Meaning & Origin

Prudence

Pronunciation: PROO-dəns (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Prudence

It seems like because of how old this name is and how ostentatious it sounds it seems like if you name a girl Prudence she's going to grow up to be a prude.

Well, I disagree with the above. Prudence is a lovely old-fashioned name, and old-fashioned names are en vogue once more. Popular in the 17th and 18th century, Prudence is still familiar but very rarely used these days, like many of the Puritan virtue names. The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" is a sweet sentimental association.

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Nicknames for Prudence

Prue, Prudy, Pru, Prude, Prune, Rude, Rudy, Rue

Meanings and history of the name Prudence

Prudence, meaning "sensible, prudent" "cautious" "intelligent", is a virtue name like Hope and Faith.

Famous real-life people named Prudence

Prudence Farrow, sister to Mia Farrow, and inspiration for the Beatles song.

Prudence in song, story & screen

"Dear Prudence", song by the Beatles
Prudence Leseur- The name of the main characters sister in 'Don't call me Ishmael''.

Prudence Halliwell, oldest of the Halliwell sisters (siblings are Piper Halliwell, second oldest and biological sister, Phoebe Halliwell, third oldest and biological sister, and Paige Matthews, youngest and biological half-sister who was given up for adoption) and of the Charmed Ones ( same set of sisters) from the hit television show " Charmed".
Prudence Johanna "PJ" Halliwell, oldest daughter of Phoebe Halliwell and Coop in the hit television show "Charmed". Was named in honor of her aunt Prudence Halliwell. Siblings are Parker Halliwell, middle child and biological sister, and Peyton Halliwell, youngest and biological sister.

Prudence Everett, young daughter of the Professor on the 1970s series "Nanny and the Professor", played by Kim Richards.
A character in the film "Across the Universe"
Prudence- "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austin
Prudence- a prestigious character in the "Arthur" kids book/tv series
Prudence- one of Valerie's frienemies in "Red Ridinghood" the movie
Prudence Pott Lomer, mother of Squirrely, Floradora, Boswell, and Spiggie Lomer in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com
Prudence Pimpleton, girl friend of Fearless Fosdick in the Little Abner comic strip.

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