Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Sapience f. Latin sapientia 'wisdom'.

This unusual virtue name came into use in England in the 16th century.

England
Early Modern English
1587 Sapience bruton-vol1 p. 47
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Sapience". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Sapience.