What does Patricia mean?
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.
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.Kreatif forms: Paltricia, Partricia, Patrinia. [more]
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Patricia for girls. Patricia reached its peak position of #3 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #739. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Patricia and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Patricia (#739 via latest list) appearing in the Top 1000 are Latrice, Pat, Patrica, Patrice, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tricia and Trisha. Adoption of these forms of Patricia was more pronounced among parents during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.544%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.024%, ▼95.6%), with versions such as Trisha becoming less trendy.
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Recommended similar baby names are Aaricia, Beatrica, Capricia, Carisia, Carlicia, Catrenia, Catrice, Catricia, Catrina▼, Catrinia, Catriona, Cericia, Dalicia, Darcia, Fabricia, Fabrizia, Falicia, Farica, Faricka, Jalicia, Janicia, Jarica, Jarrica, Kanicia, Kanticia, Kapricia, 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, 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.