What does Patricia mean?
Patricia \p(a)-tri-cia, pat-ricia\ 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; choreographer Trisha Brown; 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▼.
For more information, see also the related girl name Latrice.
Patricia▼ has 1 more different form via Trisha: Treasha.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Patricia for girls. Patricia reached its peak position of #3 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is currently at #739. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Patricia and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Patricia (#739 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Latrice, Pat, Patrica, Patrice, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tricia and Trisha. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5436%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0237%, down 95.6%), with versions such as Patricia, Pattie, Patty, Tricia and Trisha becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)