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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.lə-TISH-ə
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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.
VariantLettice
DiminutivesLettie, Letty, Tisha, Titty, Lecia
Other Languages & CulturesLatisha, Tisha African American Laetitia French Letícia Hungarian Letizia Italian Laetitia Late Roman Letícia Portuguese Leticia Spanish

Categories

actresses, currently out of the US top 1000, Discworld characters, feelings, first ladies of the USA, happiness, Narnia characters, saints, virtues
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute