From patience, a virtue name first used by Puritans in the sixteenth century.
- A female given name from English.
- 1929 Mazo de la Roche, Whiteoaks of Jalna, Dundurn Press (2006), →ISBN, page 229:
- Meg had named it Patience. "But why?" he had exclaimed, not liking the name at all. "Patience is my favourite virtue," she had replied, "and we can call her Patty for short."