Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Prudent is the French masculine form of Prudentius, a Late Latin name derived from Latin providere meaning “to see ahead, to forsee, provide” derived from a PIE root word. 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

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Prudentius (Late Roman)
  • Prudence (French, English)
  • Prudenzio (Italian)
  • Prudencio (Spanish)


Female forms:

  • Prudencia (Spanish)
  • Prudence (English, French)
  • Prudentia (Late Roman)


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