Latin virtue name

Patience Origin and Meaning

The name Patience is girl's name of Latin origin.
Patience is a passive virtue turned engaging name, fresher than Hope, Faith, or even Charity. Its resemblance to the trendy Payton may be one reason for its recent spike in popularity.

Common in the seventeenth century, Patience is the eponymous heroine of a Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta. In literature, Patience appears in Shakespeare's Henry VIII and in an Anthony Trollope novel.

In the 2004 film Catwoman, the non-superhero name of the protagonist, played by Halle Berry, is Patience Phillips--which may have caused the name's bump in popularity two years later.

Patience Popularity

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Famous People Named Patience

  • Patience Jane WheatcroftBaroness Wheatcroft, English journalist and politician
  • Patience Ann McIntyreAmerican singer of duo Prudence & Patience, with sister Prudence Ann McIntyre
  • Patience Marie Josephine Kama Dabanysinger and former First Lady of Gabon
  • Patience CooperIndian silent film actress
  • Patience KemperAmerican child actress
  • Patience Hodgsonlead singer of Australian band The Grates

Patience in Pop Culture

  • "Patience" song by Take That
  • "Patience" novel by Daniel Clowes
  • Patience Bucknercharacter in the movie "Cabin in the Woods"
  • Patiencecharacter on TV's "Firefly"
  • Remember Patience "Mem" Whipplecharacter in the Dear America book series
  • Patience MuffetEnglish girl who may have inspired the nursery rhyme Little Miss Muffet
  • Patience Phillipscharacter in movie "Catwoman"
  • "Patience" song by Guns N Roses
  • "Patience; orBunthorne's Bride," opera by Gilbert & Sullivan
  • Patience "Patsy" Mountcharacter on TV's "Call the Midwife"
  • Patience Merlyncharacter from Daphne du Maurier's "Jamaica Inn"
  • Patience Turnercharacter in Supernatural and it's spin,off; Wayward Sisters