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Meaning and name origin

Portia \p(o)-rtia, por-tia\ as a girl's name is pronounced POR-shah. It is of Latin origin. Feminine of a Roman clan name. Portia was used by Shakespeare as the name of a clever, determined young heroine in "The Merchant of Venice" who disguises herself as a lawyer to save her husband's life. Actress Portia de Rossi.

For more information, see also the related girl name Porsha.

Portia is also pronounced similarly to Porcha.


Popularity

Portia is a very popular first name for females (#1151 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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