Patricia Name Meaning & Origin

Patricia

Pronunciation: pah-TRI-shə (key)

Origin of the name Patricia:

Feminine form of Patrick, which is from the Latin patrician (nobleman, an aristocrat).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Patricia is in the top 100 girls names in Chile and Spain. Perhaps Patricia (pah-TREE-syah) will start moving up the SSA top 1000 chart again as the U.S. Spanish-speaking population increases.

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Patricia is my name and I've always liked it but it's pronounced patriseea.

Patricia is my older sister's name. My mother (whose real first name was Sabina) gave herself the nickname "Pat" as a teenager, and when their first daughter was born, she and my father agreed to give their daughter the name "Patricia". She was called both "Pat" and "Patty" by friends and family. I think she likes having a name that has a feminine long form and a cute, boyish nickname.

Patricia. Is my older sisters name she is the twin to my other sister Jennifer, Patricia is the evil twin and Jennifer is the good Twin, she goes by Trish, and she was named after my grandfather Patrick.

My mothers name is Patricia, but she HATES the nickname of Pat or Patty, everyone just calls her Trish or Tricia

My gramma's name is Patricia. ^_^

My name is Patricia and my friends often call me Pat-Pat, Pat, and Patty. My childhood nickname was Thrisha but it was changed to Tricia then it became Patty. I always taught I had an ugly name but now I really love my name it makes me feel professional and sophisticated.

In the mid '80's or '90's the name Patricia was very popular! I don't know why but when I ask my mom why it's so popular she says there was this TV show and one of the characters there are named Patricia.

Many people I know are name Patricia. I remember when I was in the third grade there were four Patricia's in class and my teachers gets confuse on whose to call. But I'm glad I wasn't the always one called because I was the last Patricia.

I really hate it when people call me Pat-Pat it makes me feel fat!

Nicknames for Patricia: | Edit

Aricia, Atri, Atti, Attie, Atty, Cici, Icia, Ish, Pat, Patch, Patia, Patria, Patrice, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Pia, Pip, Pixia, Pixie, Pricia, Prisha, Ricia, Ricki, Risha, Sia, Teesha, Tia, Tichia, Tish, Tisha, Tasha, Tix, Tixa, Trecia, Tria, Tric, Tricia, Trisa, Trish, Trisha, Trishia, Trisia, Triska, Trix, Trixia, Trixie, Trysha, Trysia, Pato.

Meanings and history of the name Patricia: | Edit

Patricia occurs from time to time in medieval Latin records in England, but then merely denotes a woman bearing the name Patrick. Its use as a genuine first name among English-speakers seems to have begun in Scotland in the 18th century. Patricia became more widespread after it was bestowed upon Queen Victoria's granddaughter Princess Patricia of Connaught (Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth, born 1886), quickly becoming highly fashionable in both Britain and the U.S. In Britain Patricia peaked in the 1930s and lasted until the end of the 1960s before fading in popularity. Between 1929 and 1966, Patricia was one of the top ten names for girls born in the United States, a long run of popularity for a female name.

Famous real-life people named Patricia: | Edit

Patricia Cornwell, American novelist
Patricia Arquette, American actress
Patricia Kennedy Lawford, sister of John F. Kennedy and wife of actor, Peter Lawford
Patricia Heaton, American actress
Patricia Clarkson, American actress
Patricia Neal, American actress
Patti Smith, American actress
Patricia Day, Danish musician
Patricia Malik, mother of former One Direction star Zayn Malik

Patricia in song, story & screen: | Edit

Patricia "Pat" Gardiner, main character in Lucy Maud Montgomery's novels, "Pat of Silver Bush" and "Mistress Pat.
"Patricia (1950 song), a song written by Benny Davis, recorded by Perry Como
Patricia (Perez Prado song), a song with music by Perez Prado and lyrics by Bob Marcus, featured in the film La Dolce Vita

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