Portia Name Meaning & Origin

Portia

Pronunciation: POHR-shə (key)

Origin of the name Portia:

From the Latin Porcia, a feminine form of Porcius, an old Roman family name probably derived from porcus (a pig, a hog). The name Portia was borne by the heroine in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

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I am a Portia and I absolutely love having an unusual name.
People always compliment me on it and I love to educate the fools who like to say..."oh Portia...like the car"
My name makes me feel proud to stand out from all the Sarah's and beckys!

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Portia de Rossi, actress and wife of Ellen DeGeneres.
Portia Doubleday, actress

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Not only was Portia a Shakespearean character, she was the first female lawyer to be noted in literature

Nelly- hey there Portia!.

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