Attica Name Meaning & Origin

Attica

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Related Names:

Atticus

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Attica is the name of a village in New York. Also home to The Attica Correctional Facility, scene of the Attica Prison riots in 1971.

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Meanings and history of the name Attica

Attica, a historical region of Greece which surrounds Athens. but perhaps derived from the Greek akte,, meaning "shore, maritime place."
This is the Greek form of Latin word Atticus.

Famous real-life people named Attica

Attica Locke, American author.

Attica in song, story & screen

There were numerous movies and songs written about the Attica Prison Riot, but the perhaps the most well known pop culture reference is Al Pacino in the movie Dog Day Afternoon, chanting "Attica, Attica."

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