Meaning and Origin of: Patience

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Patience

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Scottish : from Middle English, Old French patience (Latin patientia, a derivative of patiens ‘patient’), hence a nickname, given perhaps to a notably long-suffering individual or to someone who had represented this abstract virtue in a morality play. However, this was also a personal name for men and women and the surname may derive from this use.