What does Portia mean?
Portia [por-tia] as a girls' 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.
Affiliated girl name: Porsha.
(female) Pertia, Pretia, ..
(male) Portan, Porton, .. Middle name pairings:
Portia Estella (P.E.), ..
How popular is Portia?
Portia is a very prominent first name for women (#1151 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Portia reached its highest rank of #686 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. The only other popular alternative form of Portia is Porsha. Adoption of these forms of Portia reached its highest in the year 1990 (adoption of 0.02%).
Portia is pronounced similarly to Porcha and Porscha. Other recommended names are Adoria, Alitia, Anitia, Antia, Arria, Artia, Bastia, Ceria, Cordia, Cytia (see Cynthia), Darcia, Daria, Docia▼, Dorelia, Doria, Dorria, Dortha▼, Georgia, Giorgia, Goldia, Horacia, Horatia, Ionia, Joia, Kerria, Kiria, Kyria, Loria, Marcia▼, Marnia, Martia, Moia, Moraia, Moria, Mounia, Myrtia, Netia, Oratia, Orfia, Oria, Ostia, Paris, Pattie▼, Pera, Perdita, Perita, Perlita, Perrie, Persia, Petria, Phemia, Pietra, Pola, Polina, Porschia, Pureza, Scotia, Sofia▲, Sonia▼, Tarnia, Tersia, Tertia, Thordia, Toia, Tonia▼, Toolia, Toria, Toshia, Toulia, Treia, Zarria, Zolia and Zonia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Portia.See names in meaning and etymology.