PRUDENCE
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: PROO-dənts (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of PRUDENTIUS. In France it is both the feminine form and a rare masculine form. In England it was used during the Middle Ages and was revived in the 17th century by the Puritans, in part from the English word prudence, ultimately of the same source.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Pru, Prue (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Prudenzio (Italian), Prudentia, Prudentius (Late Roman), Prudencia, Prudencio (Spanish)
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