Letitia Name Meaning & Origin

Letitia

Pronunciation: leh-TEE-shə (key)

Origin of the name Leticia:

Derived from the Latin laetitia (gladness, happiness).

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"Waking Up Alice" is the 1st book of poetry by Letitia D. Fowler. Accidentally the nurse spelled her name as Latitia on her birth certificate. Because her mother and family pronounces her name as: La-tish-ah; as oppose to Lae-tee-sha.

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I love having this name, although my parents (and I) pronounce it Le-tish-a rather than la-teesh-a, which I prefer, but each to their own. I was named after the middle name of a distant relative which my parents heard and thought was beautiful. I'm Tish (and many variations of this) to most of my friends and relatives, but Letitia in the workplace and I love both. I have hardly come across many other Letitia's in my lifetime (30yrs) and enjoy it's uniqueness and I always get comments on what a beautiful name it is.

Nicknames for Letitia: | Edit

Letty, Tish, Lettie

Meanings and history of the name Letitia: | Edit

From Latin, meaning "happiness, joy"

Famous real-life people named Letitia: | Edit

Letitia Christian Tyler, First Lady and first wife of John Tyler
Letitia Baldrige, American etiquette expert
Letitia Gwynne, Northern Irish television journalist
Letitia D. Fowler, American Poet.

Letitia in song, story & screen: | Edit

Letty Linton, protagonist of the eponymous 1932 film, starring Joan Crawford as Letty
Tish Jones, a recurring fictional character in the television series "Doctor Who"
Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence, character in the '70s TV series "Family" who was nicknamed "Tizzie Lish" by her mother

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