Patience

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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Patience

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     English
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     African
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  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Patience means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Patience means "I have patience".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pa"tience
Senses
  1. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc."Strengthened with all might, . . . unto all patience and long-suffering." [Col. i. 11.]"I must have patience to endure the load." [Shak.]"Who hath learned lowliness From his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross." [Keble.]
  2. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance."Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all." [Matt. xviii. 29.]
  3. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance."He learned with patience, and with meekness taught." [Harte.]
  4. Sufferance; permission.(Obs)"They stay upon your patience." [Shak.]
  5. [Bot] A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
  6. [Card Playing] Solitaire.
    synonyms: Patience Resignation.

Usage: Patience implies the quietness or self-possession of one's own spirit under sufferings, provocations, etc.; resignation implies submission to the will of another. The Stoic may have patience; the Christian should have both patience and resignation.

Etymology: F. patience, fr. L. patientia. See Patient

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  1. A card game played by one person
  2. Good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
Wiktionary

From patience, a virtue name first used by Puritans in the sixteenth century.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Patience

Patience was born on June 4th, 1907. She left this life on August 28th, 1990.

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Patience Ozokwor is an actress, musician, and fashion designer. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Patience was born on March 25th, 1958 in Ngwo. Patience is also known as Mama G mai azuka.

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Patience was born on October 25th, 1957 in Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria.

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Patience Wright was an artist in the field of sculpture. Patience was given the name Patience Lovell in 1725 in Oyster Bay (town), New York. She died on March 23rd, 1786.

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Patience Cleveland was an actress, writer, diarist, and actor. Patience was born on May 23rd, 1931 in New York City, New York, U.S. She breathed her last breath on May 27th, 2004.

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Patience Cooper was an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1920 to 1946. Patience was born in 1905 in Kolkata. She passed away in 1993.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Patience

Luke was born on August 4th, 1986 in Aberdeen.

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Alana was born on November 21st, 1980.

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Olivier was born on March 25th, 1980 in Évreux, France.

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John Patience is a writer and illustrator. John was born in 1949.

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Stuart Patience is an athlete for the Strathspey Thistle F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Patience in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 7 0
1881 6 6 0
1882 6 6 0
1883 6 6 0
1884 7 7 0
1885 11 11 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 8 8 0
1890 9 9 0
1891 12 12 0
1892 6 6 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 11 11 0
1895 9 9 0
1896 11 11 0
1897 9 9 0
1899 10 10 0
1900 10 10 0
1901 10 10 0
1902 5 5 0
1903 7 7 0
1904 8 8 0
1905 7 7 0
1906 7 7 0
1908 13 13 0
1909 8 8 0
1910 11 11 0
1911 7 7 0
1913 11 11 0
1914 18 18 0
1915 18 18 0
1916 17 17 0
1917 26 26 0
1918 19 19 0
1919 17 17 0
1920 18 18 0
1921 14 14 0
1922 17 17 0
1923 20 20 0
1924 21 21 0
1925 12 12 0
1926 16 16 0
1927 14 14 0
1928 18 18 0
1929 13 13 0
1930 9 9 0
1931 18 18 0
1932 15 15 0
1933 7 7 0
1934 16 16 0
1935 16 16 0
1936 17 17 0
1937 24 24 0
1938 27 27 0
1939 22 22 0
1940 21 21 0
1941 36 36 0
1942 20 20 0
1943 27 27 0
1944 19 19 0
1945 16 16 0
1946 22 22 0
1947 24 24 0
1948 16 16 0
1949 15 15 0
1950 18 18 0
1951 17 17 0
1952 15 15 0
1953 24 24 0
1954 30 30 0
1955 27 27 0
1956 29 29 0
1957 39 39 0
1958 30 30 0
1959 29 29 0
1960 39 39 0
1961 36 36 0
1962 35 35 0
1963 27 27 0
1964 39 39 0
1965 42 42 0
1966 45 45 0
1967 32 32 0
1968 33 33 0
1969 32 32 0
1970 39 39 0
1971 50 50 0
1972 54 54 0
1973 94 94 0
1974 76 76 0
1975 89 89 0
1976 79 79 0
1977 90 90 0
1978 102 102 0
1979 76 76 0
1980 105 105 0
1981 77 77 0
1982 61 61 0
1983 70 70 0
1984 64 64 0
1985 63 63 0
1986 75 75 0
1987 65 65 0
1988 66 66 0
1989 113 113 0
1990 170 170 0
1991 158 158 0
1992 176 176 0
1993 163 163 0
1994 202 202 0
1995 209 209 0
1996 255 255 0
1997 224 224 0
1998 252 252 0
1999 230 230 0
2000 246 246 0
2001 242 242 0
2002 263 263 0
2003 277 277 0
2004 293 293 0
2005 472 472 0
2006 508 508 0
2007 453 453 0
2008 390 384 6
2009 383 383 0
2010 347 341 6
2011 314 314 0
2012 314 314 0
2013 290 290 0
2014 275 270 5
2015 242 242 0
2016 204 204 0
2017 177 177 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Patience as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Patience U.S.
  White 76.03% 64.26%
  African American 15.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Patience

People with the last name Patience are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Patience

  • How Popular is the name Patience? Patience is the 2,382nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Patience was the 44,423rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Patience have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,765 babies born with the first name Patience in the United States. That's more than enough people named Patience to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Patience? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Patience first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Patience is Friday, October 21st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Patience born? The highest recorded use of the first name Patience was in 2006 with a total of 508 babies.
  • Random Patience Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Patience ranks 109th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Patience: Your name in reverse order is Ecneitap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Netcieap. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Patience? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 484 people with the last name Patience.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Patience? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Patience as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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