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.

Related Names:

Pat, Patrice, Patsy, Patty, Tia, Ticha, Tish, Tricia, Trish, Trixie

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Nicknames for Patricia

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

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

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

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
Patricia “Patsy” Walker, the child star turned superhero Hellcat in Marvel comics
Patricia “Trish” Walker, the MCU version of Patsy Walker, who is not a superhero

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