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What does Patricia mean?

Patricia Pronunciation of Patricia [pa-tri-cia] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Patricia) is pronounced pa-TRISH-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Patricia is "noble; patrician". Feminine of Patrick. The Romans once were divided socially and politically into two major classes, the plebeians and the patricians. To be patrician meant one was highly ranked, an aristocrat. The name became popular when it was used for one of Queen Victoria's granddaughters. It is also popular nowadays in Spain. Singers Patti LaBelle, Patsy Cline, Pat Benatar; actresses Patty Duke, Patricia Neal, Patricia Arquette; First Lady Pat Nixon; Congresswoman Pat Schroeder.

Associated with: romans, queen.


Patricia has 21 variants: Pat, Patreece, Patreice, Patrica, Patrice, Patricka, Patrina, Patrisha, Patrisse, Patrizia, Patryce, Patsy, Patte, Pattee, Pattey, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tricia, Trish and Trisha.

Affiliated girl name: Latrice.

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Middle name pairings:
Patricia Aila (P.A.), ..

How popular is Patricia?

Patricia is a very popular first name for women (#2 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#27313 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Patricia reached its peak position of #3 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #808. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Patricia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Patricia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Patricia (#808 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000 are Latrice, Pat, Patrica, Patrice, Patrick, Patrina, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tricia, Trish and Trisha. Usage of these forms of Patricia was more pronounced among parents during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 4.43%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.01%, 99.7%), with versions such as Tricia becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Patricia, Latrice, Pat, Patrica, Patrice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Patrick, Patrina, Patsy, Patti, Pattie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Patty, Tricia, Trish, Trisha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Patricia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aaricia, Beatrica, Capricia, Carisia, Carlicia, Catrenia (see Catriona), Catrice, Catricia, Catrina, Catrinia (see Catriona), Catriona, Cericia, Dalicia, Darcia, Fabricia, Fabrizia, Falicia, Farica, Faricka (see Farica), Jalicia, Janicia, Jarica, Jarrica, Kanicia, Kanticia, Kapricia (see Kapri), Katica, Katria, Katriana, Katrice, Katrina, Katriona, Katrisa, Lacrecia, Lakicia, Laticia, Latitia, Latrecia, Latricia, Latrisha, Lauricia, Leticia, Letticia, Lyricia, Malicia, Marcia, Maricia, Matrina, Matriona, Maurizia, Natacia, Parisa, Parissa, Parthinia, Pathina, Pathinia (see Parthenia), Petria, Petrina, Petronia, Phalicia, Phelicia, Philicia, Phylicia, Precia, Pricila, Salicia, Sarilia, Shericia, Talicia and Tannicia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Patricia.

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