Given Name LETITIA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: lə-TISH-ə  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Late Latin name Laetitia which meant "joy, happiness". This was the name of an obscure saint, who is revered mainly in Spain. It was in use in England during the Middle Ages, usually in the spelling Lettice, and it was revived in the 18th century.
VARIANT: Lettice
DIMINUTIVES: Lettie, Letty, Tisha, Titty, Lecia
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Latisha, Tisha (African American), Laetitia (French), Letícia (Hungarian), Letizia (Italian), Laetitia (Late Roman), Letícia (Portuguese), Leticia (Spanish)


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Entry updated October 11, 2012