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Origin: Latin

Meaning: a French masculine form of Prudentius, a Latin name derived from Latin providere meaning "to see ahead, to forsee, provide". As an English word it refers to someone who shows good judgment or someone who is wise or discreet, and has good sense.

Nicknames: Prue/Pru

  • Prudentius (Roman)
  • Prudenzio (Spanish, Italian)
  • Prudencio (Spanish)
  • Prudence 

Feminine forms:
  • Prudentia (Roman)
  • Prudence
  • Prudencia (Spanish)