Patricia
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Given Name PATRICIA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: pə-TRISH-ə (English), pah-TREE-thyah (Spanish), pah-TREE-syah (Latin American Spanish), pah-TREE-tsee-ah (German)   [key]
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.
Related Names
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: Patricija (Croatian), Patricie (Czech), Pádraigín (Irish), Patrizia (Italian), Patrycja, Patka (Polish), Patrícia (Portuguese), Patrícia, Patka (Slovak), Patricija (Slovene)
SAME SPELLING: Patrícia
Popularity
United States  ranked #805 
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Canada (BC)  - 
Catalonia  - 
Croatia  ranked #61 
France  - 
Hungary  ranked #97 
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Romania  ranked #43 
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Sources and References
  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)