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What does Portia mean?

Portia Pronunciation of Portia 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.



ASSOCIATED WITH roman, clan (surname), clever (intelligent), determined, young, heroine, life




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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, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Portia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Portia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

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 0.03%), but now, forms like Porsha have become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Portia, Porsha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Portia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Portia is pronounced similarly to Porcha, Porscha and Porsha. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adoria, Alitia, Anitia, Antia, Arria, Artia, Bastia, Ceria, Cordia, 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.