Prudence: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Prudence
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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 ("Prudence the prude"), a very stuck up teenager ("Prude is rude"), a very wrinkly old angry lady that looks like a prune ("Prudence the Prune").
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: | Edit
Prue, Prudy, Pru, Prude, Prune, Rude, Rudy
- Meanings and history of the name Prudence: | Edit
Prudence, meaning "sensible, prudent" "cautious" "intelligent", is a virtue name like Hope and Faith.
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Prudence Farrow, sister to Mia Farrow, and inspiration for the Beatles song.
- Prudence in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Dear Prudence", song by the Beatles
Prudence Halliwell, a character on "Charmed."
Prudence Johanna Halliwell,daughter of Phoebe Halliwell and Coop in TV show "Charmed".Was named in honor of her aunt Prudence Halliwell.
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