Given Name PATRICIA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: pə-TRISH-ə (English), pa-TREE-thya (European Spanish), pa-TREE-sya (Latin American Spanish), pa-TREE-tsya (German)   [details]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK). In medieval England this spelling appears in Latin documents, but this form was probably not used as the actual name until the 18th century, in Scotland.

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VARIANT: Patrice (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Pat, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tricia, Trish, Trisha, Trecia, Tresha (English)
MASCULINE FORMS: Patrick (English), Patricio (Spanish), Patrick (German), Patricius (Late Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Patricija (Croatian), Patricie (Czech), Patrícia (Hungarian), Pádraigín (Irish), Patrizia (Italian), Patrycja, Patka (Polish), Patrícia (Portuguese), Patrícia, Patka (Slovak), Patricija (Slovene)
SAME SPELLING: Patrícia
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
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2015
  Catalonia
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2014
  Croatia
2009
  England and Wales
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2015
  France
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2015
  Hungary
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2015
  Portugal
2016
  Romania
2009
  Spain
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2015
  Sweden
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2015
  Switzerland
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2013

Sources & References

  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)