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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.pə-TRISH-ə English
pa-TREE-thya European Spanish
pa-TREE-sya Latin American Spanish
pa-TREE-tsya German
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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.
VariantPatrice English
DiminutivesPat, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tricia, Trish, Trisha, Trecia, Tresha English
Masculine FormsPatrick English Patricio Spanish Patrick German Patricius Late Roman
Other Languages & CulturesPatricija Croatian Patricie Czech Patrícia Hungarian Pádraigín Irish Patrizia Italian Patrycja, Patka Polish Patrícia Portuguese Patrícia, Patka Slovak Patricija Slovene
Same SpellingPatrícia

Sources & References

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

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute