prudence, good judgment
Prudence is a feminine given name. The name is a Medieval form of the Latin Prudentia, meaning prudence, i.e. good judgment.
diminutive or short form is Pru or Prue. These may also be short for the unrelated name Prunella, which means plum.
People with this name [ edit ]
Fictional characters [ edit ]
Prudence Brown, a first form girl and the main antagonist of the book
Summer Term at St. Clare's by Enid Blyton. Prudence Palfrey, from the 1874 novel of the same name by
Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Prudence Courteney, the charming and unfortunate heroine of Evelyn Waugh's 1931 novel "
Black Mischief." Prudence, a character from John Updike's "Rabbit is Rich"
Prudence, a character from the 2007 film
Across the Universe Prudence, English dub name for Ryusuke Minami's first guitar in the
anime adaptation of BECK Prudence, voiced by
Holland Taylor, a Disney character who appears in , Cinderella II , and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Twice Charmed, as well as other Disney continuations of the story. She is the majordomo of Cinderella's castle, as well as the love interest of the Grand Duke Cinderella Prudence, a bullying toddler in the
Rugrats episode " Showdown At Teeter-Totter Gulch" Prudence Bates, a 29-year-old spinster who works for a "vague cultural organisation" and keeps in touch with her best friend from
Oxford, vicar's wife Jane Cleveland: together the heroines of Barbara Pym's eponymous 1953 novel Jane and Prudence Prudence Bell, the female lead in
, a 1960s love story with Troy Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette Rome Adventure Prudence Duncan, the middle sister in the
Matchmaker triad of books by Jane Feather Prudence Everett (played by
Kim Richards), the youngest daughter of Prof. Harold Everett in the 1970-71 American TV program Nanny and the Professor
Prue Halliwell, portrayed by Shannen Doherty, one of the lead characters on the TV show until her death at the end of the third season Charmed
Prudence Harbinger, a fictional character created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. She is the new UK Prime Minister's Director of Media Liaison. Her diary has been serialised in the , the first episode appearing on 10 May 2007 Sunday Telegraph Prudence King, main character of
, a novel by Children's Love Lessons Laureate, Jacqueline Wilson Prudence McLeod, the mother of the main character
Claire McLeod on the TV show McLeod's Daughters