Prudence originates from Latin and is the medieval form of Prudentia. This virtuous name is generally understood to mean "wisdom" or "practical judgment." The name was common throughout the Middle Ages and popular amongst the Puritans during the seventeenth century.
Similar Names: Pru, Prudencia
Famous Prudence Names: Prudence Farrow (sister of Mia Farrow), Prudence Leith (British TV cook)