Meaning and Origin of: Patience

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Patience

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Scottish : from Middle English, Old Frenchpatience (Latin patientia, a derivative ofpatiens ‘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.