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Portia 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 form 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 name Porsha.

Baby names that sound like Portia are Persia and Porcha. Other similar baby names are Artia, Horatia, Martia, Myrtia and Tertia.

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Popularity of Portia

Portia is a very popular first name for women (#1151 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Portia
Popularity of Portia