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Patience is the sixth book in the Brides of the West series by Lori Copeland.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2005
Patience was a Gilbert and Sullivan lampooning the aesthetic movement.
Hieronymus_Q  7/4/2006
I like this name, but I think it's more beautiful in the form "Patient". I think it's EVEN more beautiful as "Impatience" or "Impatient", but who wants their poor children or literary characters to be subject to tasteless "be patient" jokes?
black_lace  9/19/2006
I know a little girl with this name. Her nickname is Pae which is rather sweet.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2007
Someone at my school is called this and all the teachers seem to think the "be patient Patience" crack is still funny.
Luangi  4/9/2007
It is a beauty. I know a little Patience ;) and she has no teasing or inane jokes made about her name.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2007
Patience McIntyre, half of sister singing act Patience and Prudence. Hits included "Tonight You Belong to Me" and "Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now."
Kosta  6/4/2007
It's ok, but I think the child would be subject to far too many "be patient" jokes than anyone ever needs. It's a nice sounding word, though.
scarletquillraven  9/22/2007
There is a book in the Dear America series for young adults about a Pilgrim girl named Remember Patience Whipple.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2007
You have got to be kidding me, this as a name? What if Patience turns out to be very impatient?
renee06  1/19/2008
Patience Worth was the name of a person who supposedly lived from 1649 - 1694. She allegedly had contact with a woman named Pearl Curran (1883 - 1937) through a Ouija board, and inspired Pearl to publish novels and poetry under her (Patience's) name.

Whether it was Pearl or Patience's spirit that wrote the works is still unknown to this day.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2008
Oh please, how silly is this name? Of course there is always the risk that the girl won't be patient at all, but it's not even a pretty name, and it sounds like a name really obnoxious parents would pick for their poor daughter.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
Patience Phillips is Catwoman's real name in the 2003 release of "Catwoman".
Lady_Skywalker  9/25/2008
Patience Hodgson, lead vocalist of Australian alternative rock band The Grates, is a bearer. Not exactly famous, but she has certainly given this name an edge I didn't think it had before.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2009
As one who is impatient, I like this name very much. Patience truly is a virtue, and I respect anyone who wishes to instill this in their children. Besides this, Patience also has a sweet, honest sound. I can easily imagine an adorable little girl named Patience.
ningyorose  3/29/2009
This name is too cute! I love it. It has a soft, beautiful sound when you say it.
kool_babe14  5/26/2009
Patience, mother of Respect and Thankful.
Come on word names? I like Faith and Hope but Patience is over the top.
italiannames  10/29/2009
What do doctors have? Patients! Ugh, It makes me SO sad that people are giving these type of names to their children! Think about it a name is a serious thing! I don't even wanna imagine what the kids at my school would do to someone named Patience!
italiannames  11/10/2009
I like it. It's simple and traditional. And if the kid isn't patient, so what? It's a nice thing to strive for.
faye  3/21/2010
It seems a lot of people are overly concerned about the teasing potential, but they're only the people who have never met a Patience. I know two girls named Patience and neither were teased, one is still school aged.

Patience is a virtue, not just a random 'word name'. It has been used as a name for a long time.
vomiting  5/13/2010
One of few virtue names that I actually like (the others being Hope and Verity). I think it's a pretty word to begin with, not to mention a really admirable virtue. Sure, there might be a *couple* jokes about being patient/impatient growing up, but I don't think they'll be nearly as damaging as jokes made about girls named, say, Chastity or Honour ("on her"). I also love the song by Guns 'N' Roses, which adds to my liking for the name.
erb816  7/25/2010
This is such a weird name.
Chrila96  9/10/2010
Some people might say this is a little old-fashioned. Well, it is, but I still like it. :P
Joy12  4/27/2011
I think Patience is pretty, but I adore the Spanish version, Paciencia :) Just beautiful.
willarose93  10/16/2011
This name is not nice at all! I hate when people turn plain English words into names! Ugh!
dizzydoll  4/16/2012
My name is Patience and I get a lot of compliments on my name. Yes, when I was younger almost everyone teased me saying "Be patient Patience" and I still do sometimes at school when the teacher says "I am losing my Patience." when he/she are frustrated with the class and my classmate would reply "No, she is right here." I am the only Patience in my school and people always say they wish their name is Patience (:
cherry447  3/24/2014
I don't care about the "Be patient, Patience!" jokes, because this name is so elegant and beautiful. I love a lot of Puritan names (such as Grace, Promise, Mercy, Felicity, Desire, Infinity), but Patience is my #1.
heidbz  5/20/2015
Lady Patience is a character in Robin Hobb's 'The Realm of the Elderlings' series of novels. She is the widow of the late King-in-Waiting Chivalry.
Feorsteorra  7/24/2015
In the 2002 tv show 'Firefly', Patience is the leader of the moon known as Whitefall. She is notorious for having shot Malcolm Reynolds.
Feorsteorra  7/24/2015
Naming a child Patience has to be really ironic. What child has perfect Patience?

This name is really dumb. If anything, it makes more sense for a stripper. And by next year I won't be surprised if it disappears from the charts; it has declined rapidly.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2015
Patience: not a fan of it as a name at all and I'm thrilled to see it off the charts. I can only hope it remains off.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2016
Attested to 1595 in england.
earthnut  6/7/2016
The name Patience was given to 237 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Patience is my favourite virtue name. I love its elegance and simple beauty. I hope this name will make a comeback.
HerculePoirot  10/18/2016
My name is Patience. That is why I wanted to look it up. I personally think my name is not a very good one and I go by my middle just for that reason. Other people when I tell them my name, say it is very pretty. I do not think so. Mostly because I get my name from the word and the song. It is annoying having people say " Patience be patient"!
RavenClawRain  11/27/2016
Patience Abbe was a best-selling author as a tween & teen. The daughter of James Abbe, a photographer, and Polly Shorrock, a Ziegfeld girl, Patience Abbe was born in Paris to her globetrotting parents.
cutenose  1/28/2017
I once knew a woman of this name. I thanked her for something one day, saying, "Thanks, Patience, you're a virtue." (I did it by email, so I don't know what her reaction was. She didn't answer, anyhow. (Probably the first time she heard it that day!).
Kosta  4/20/2018

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