Portia Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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"
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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!.