Prudence

Prudence - A very unique female name



  Jun 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Prudence, meaning caution, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #1054. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Prudence and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Prudence? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Prudence. The baby girl name Prudence was given to 7 baby girls in 2012, ranking #4471 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 201,893 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Prudence peaked in popularity 74 years ago in 1943 on position 648.



Famous with this name

Prudence Maidu
Prudence Fraser
Prudence Sutton


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Prudence is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Prudence is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #3,015 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,015.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Prudence is where you live.


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Prudence origin and meaning

Prudence is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means caution. To see famous people named Prudence, pop culture references for the name Prudence and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Prudence

We've found the following names that sound similar to Prudence, sorted by popularity.

Parthenia / Prudencia /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20124471
20112591
20103750
20094561
20084130
20035311
19954660
19793430
19762129
19752670
19742121
19731407
19721212
19711216
19701935
19692477
19642545
19631869
19622506
19612115
19601980
19591939
19571853
19561466
19551715
19541605
19531300
19521214
19511218
19501420
1949957
1948872
19471100
1946858
1945719
1944741
1943648
1942833
1941911
1940971
1939761
1938857
19371017
19361067
19351234
19341424
19331161
19321169
19311558
1930970
19291063
19281257
1927909
1926859
1925940
19241026
19231262
19221064
19211098
1920896
19191184
19181469
19171000
19161055
19151168
19131054

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California3015

Even more about Prudence


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Prudence a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Prudence?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1943
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Prudence
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 201,893
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +7

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