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Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Roman cognomen which was derived from the Latin adjective prudens meaning "wise, prudent" as well as "foreseeing, foreknowing".

In the Dutch-speaking world, this name is the Dutch form of Prudentius, whereas in the German-speaking world, it is a variant spelling of Prudenz.

A notable bearer of this name is Prudens van Duyse (1804-1859), a Flemish writer and poet.
Added 2/19/2012 by Lucille
Edited 1/22/2019 by Lucille