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Dear Prudence is a song by The Beatles (written about Mia Farrow's sister I think).
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005
Prudence Halliwell was a character on Charmed for a few seasons.
patchworkgirl  3/21/2006
Prudence Pimpleton was the name of the girlfriend of Fearless Fosdick, Al Capp's takeoff on Dick Tracy, who appeared in his strip Li'l Abner.
Kosta  5/17/2006
No offense to people who like or have the name Prudence, but I really don't like it as a name. It makes me think of prune.
ekatz7  7/11/2006
Prudence "Tuppence" Beresford is a detective from some of Agatha Christie's novels. She solves crimes along with her husband, Tommy Beresford. They appear in "N or M?", "Partners In Crime", "Postern of Fate", and other books.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2007
This name sounds like it belongs to someone old and mean, no offense meant. The short form Pru is kind of cute. But if you want to use the whole name, I won't try to stop you. It's your choice if it means something to you.
scarletquillraven  2/14/2007
This name is NOT good. Better as middle name in my opinion. I don't know who'd actually want their name to be Prudence, although I do like the nickname Pru. But Prudence is better for a character than a human.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2007
What? You want your kid to be called prude as, not only an insult, but a nickname? A bit cruel to the poor girl.
writing the world  3/16/2007
I don't like this name much. It has that whole Puritanical virtue name sort of vibe one associated with the Pilgrims. But more importantly, it it reminds me of "prude" and "prune." "Pru" makes sort of a cute nickname. But I would never consider this name.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2007
Prudence 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
I am the only Prudence that I know, and I've lived in about 6 different countries, so I don't think it's travelled very far. I prefer people to call me Prue (as opposed to Pru, the spelling of which just annoys me)

I understand completely that some people find Prudence a slighty 'ponsy' stuck-up, aristocrat name, but I like the nickname much more, and I like having a name that isn't unheard of, but not very common either.

(Of course, some idiots still say to me 'when I first heard someone say that you were called prue, I though they said prune. HAR HAR HAR!' [this makes me want to weep in despair])
05pjames  7/1/2007
Like others have said, Prudence makes me think of the words prude and prune. It also seems like an old lady name.
LilaMayaNeve  8/23/2007
Prudence Charity King is the main character in Jacqueline Wilson's "Love Lessons" novel. She has a younger sister, Grace Patience, and falls in love with her Art teacher, despite only being fourteen. I didn't really like the name before very much, but the character wrecked the name completely.
DontDissMadison  1/1/2008
This is the name of one of Berta's granddaughters on Two and a Half Men.
number1212  4/29/2008
I don't like the word rude in it.
Hushpuppy  12/24/2008
This name is underused. I'd love to meet a young Prudence.
vomiting  3/12/2009
I don't like it. This name reminds me of the word prune for some reason.
kool_babe14  5/27/2009
I like this name, but it sounds too close to the word "prudish", which makes me immediately think of snooty Victorian era people.
bananarama  7/29/2009
I'm sorry, but Prudence is a crusty, sour, wrinkly, dried-up old person name.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2009
I love this name, I've always liked older-style names, I named my guitar Prudence after the song by the Beatles.
Niji_Usagi  1/9/2010
I don't care what all of you think: I think that Prudence is a very cute name. It's sweet and old-fashioned, and I like the nickname Pru. I think this name is more fitted for a cat than a girl, but I still find it adorable.
blondieboo629  8/7/2011
In France, Prudence can be the masculine form of Prudentius. I think they also use it on females there (making it a unisex name in France), but about that I am not quite certain. The French also have the form Prudent (which is exclusively used for males), but it seems to be a bit rarer in use than Prudence.

A known bearer of the name in France is the French saint Prudentius of Troyes (who in French is called Prudence de Troyes). [noted -ed]
Lucille  2/19/2012
I actually really like this name and don't think of old and snobby people. I seem to love the old Victorian names though, so it isn't surprising. I especially love the nickname, it is really cute. Maybe I will name one of my future daughters Prudence.
Marilyn86  8/15/2012
The French pronunciation of Prudence is: proo-DAWNS (compare also the pronunciation of Clémence, Florence and Laurence, where the -ence is pronounced exactly the same).
Lucille  1/21/2013
Prudence Crandall was a Quaker schoolteacher from New England who stirred controversy for creating an integrated girls' school that permitted both white and black girls. Personally, I'm not a fan of the name, but I do like the famous bearer.
Lolth  4/12/2013
Rare in france. Names that are nouns are rarely given, here.
luxsword  4/28/2014
I'm just absolutely in love with this name! It sounds so beautiful and sophisticated.
EqualityandLoveRall  5/19/2014
I think it a lovely name. =) I am aware anyone called this may be teased and called a 'prude' however they can insist firmly about being called "Pru" as a nickname, which sounds quite pretty, don't you think?
― Anonymous User  6/1/2014
My granddaughter is called Prudence. Although normally referred to as Prue, she really likes her name. So if anyone likes the name and is undecided, it worked for her.
Diane Jolly  8/12/2014
I adore this name! The meaning is great and it sounds very refined, if I ever have a daughter her name will be, without a doubt, Prudence.
BuyBeerOrPayTheRent  8/22/2014
A exceptionally rare variant of this name is Prudice. It belongs to an Instagram personality Prudice Callen who lives in Bath, Somerset, England. The name is so rare it isn't actually registered on this site.
OttilieMaisie  4/3/2015
I really think that the comments should have two sections... "Good" and "Bad." Just so nobody gets offended. Anyway, I do really enjoy this name. I've never met a Prudence, but I really hope I do!
― Anonymous User  5/12/2015
I really love this name. It's a traditional, strong, feminine girls name. Pru is also adorable for a nickname.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
My name is Prudence and I'm 13. I don't really like my own name, but oh well.
squareflake  11/7/2015
This name makes me think of either an old woman from the 1800's or a stuck-up rich girl.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2015
I just named my daughter Prudence. I think it's a beautiful name. Not only is it one of my favorite songs by the Beatle's "Dear Prudence" which is a beautiful song, but the meaning of the name is what sold us on naming our daughter. Prudence means sensible, prudent, cautious, and intelligent. It is most important that people give their children powerful and moving names. It will affect them in great ways as they mature.
Mommy  2/3/2016
This is my dog's name. It's a good name for a timid, shy dog.
Natalie36  4/21/2016
The name Prudence was given to 69 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
Prudence is a good virtue, but not a good name, in my opinion.
Morgan1599  12/6/2017

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