Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. PROO-dəns(English) PRUY-DAHNS(French)  [key·IPA]

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

DiminutivesPru, Prue(English)
Other Languages & CulturesPrudenzio(Italian) Prudentia, Prudentius(Late Roman) Prudencia, Prudencio(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

France: May 6


Entry updated January 22, 2019