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Silence

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Gender: Female Origin of Silence: Word name

The name Silence is a girl's name . Silence and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

The Puritans used it as a virtue name -- but today it would just be considered weird: silence is no longer golden.

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Famous People Named Silence

Pop Culture References for the name Silence

Quietness, no noise.
The Silence, from BBC's TV show "Doctor Who"
"Silence," 2016 film
Silence, youngest sister of Temperance, Concord, Winter, Asa, and Verity in the novel Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt
Lady Silence, character in novel and TV's "The Terror"

Comments

livialucille Says:

2018-12-02T20:14:24

Among the other problems pointed out by other commenters, the name sounds misogynist when used for a girl. Keeping women and girls silent, especially in public and in church, has been a misogynist tactic for thousands of years. Better to save for a pet or a fictional character. (RPG character, maybe?)

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-22T20:02:54

Couldn't really use this one, but interesting...!

FractalShadow Says:

2016-11-22T02:26:32

This would just be creepy for a human kid.

WiseBird39 Says:

2016-05-30T22:08:09

Same! And for those considering this name, I'll tell you as a Whovian that the Silence are a major villain group in the series, quite terrifying, and really not a good namesake.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-12-11T13:33:41

I think this is a really cool name, but I'm not sure it would work well in real life. I'll probably use it for a character, though.

georgiaO Says:

2015-10-18T16:40:00

Gosh I think I like this. But now that I think about it, I don't.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-28T12:39:45

This won't guarantee a quiet, demure child

gmdx Says:

2015-01-29T05:36:43

I can only think of Doctor Who

flora_kate Says:

2014-12-26T15:46:41

My thoughts exactly!

Renee Says:

2014-09-24T23:18:54

SILENCE STOP PICKIN YOUR NOSE

raevynstar Says:

2014-07-02T15:17:03

I love it, but I'd only use it for a book character. Using it on a real child would be kind of cruel.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-18T16:47:40

Naming your kid Silence would be really dumb. Don't even think about it!

mabespark Says:

2014-06-18T16:39:41

Imagine yelling for Silence. Potential confusion there, I think.