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My name is Patricia. It is beautiful and I like the meaning of it (noble one). The only bad thing about it is, that I live in Hungary and people always write it Patricía, which I don't like.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2005
Grace Kelly's middle name was Patricia.
-- ars musica  12/3/2005
Thats my name! Personally I hate it. I'm going to change it when I'm older.
-- POLISHPRINCESS  12/13/2005
Patricia Arquette is a famous actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist who is known mainly for her psychological crime thrillers.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Alfred and Alma Hitchcock named their daughter Patricia.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2005
Patricia is a name which is described: mean, strong, and don't lke to show your feelings and at times you will always need someone by your side.
-- travi3sa  1/19/2006
My father's best friend from school whose last name was "Patterson" and who I believe I was really named after. Dad finally said after 70 some years, it was because it means "Princess", but I think it was after his best friend and I was glad about that. I love my name. In the baby book it said "Of Noble Birth", that allowed me to feel special and become successful in life. You can't be a Patricia and not feel special! It is Latin for Patricians.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2006
I met Patricia O'Neal on Martha's Vineyard and she was lovely to talk with. I was in awe of her when she spoke to me. I just remember watching all those John Wayne movies when she was a Nurse and there she was standing beside me asking me a question. How great is that!
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2006
My best friend is named Patricia, and she loves it. Espeacially the "noble" part. It suits her well. It's a nice name.
-- Alianne Cooper  4/28/2006
This is my best friend's middle name. I like it all right as a middle name, but I think it's a little upper-class and snooty sounding as a first name. If you go by "Patty," though, it's better.
-- sharkycharming  5/10/2006
My name is Patricia, and I like my name. I think its a strong name and isn't common for women in my age group (late 20's) to have my name.
-- Today1  6/28/2006
I am from Venezuela, and there is a famous actress from here who is named Patricia Velasquez. She acted in The Mummy.
-- J.A  7/19/2006
This is my half sister's name and I think it's ok. It's an older name, I remember when she was little it just didn't work at all and we called her Trisha but now that she's older she'll only answer to Patricia. I also had a friend named Patricia and she hated it although I never understood why, it's better then Brunhilda or something!
-- whitedotblackdot  7/26/2006
Patricia Polacco is a famous author. I love her books.
-- Anonymous User  8/20/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Patricia here:
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
There are authors named Patricia Cornwell and Patricia Lewin.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
I don't really like the name that much. It's just not my style.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2007
Hate the nickname Trish, Tricia, Pat, Patty, Patsy etc. So I guess I hate the name! What good is a name when all the nicknames are UGLY!
-- HappyIguana  5/24/2007
Patricia is okay, except that people always just automatically shorten it to Pat or Patty, which are horrible. It is my mom's name and she hates it. She goes by Trish, which is better than Pat, but she still doesn't like it.
-- sharonrenee  7/22/2007
When I was a child I did not like my name, I thought my name was to big for me, when I entered Junior High every one called me Pat and I hated it! My name was Patrica! Why was every one calling me Pat? Now that I'm an adult, I love my name, I like the meaning of it, NOBLE, REGAL, I understand why I carry myself the way that I do. I love to hear men call my name,"Patricia", it's so delicious.
-- noble  10/17/2007
Ick. I don't like this name at all. It sounds old and ugly. Whenever I write a story, I usually make the ugly and/or evil woman a Patrica. (although I love the masculine form, Patrick)
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2007
Patricia is also the Slovak form.
-- Karcoolka  12/21/2007
I LOVE THIS NAME! I used think nobody younger than 40 could bear the name, but then my aunt named her girl Patricia after her mother. We call her Trish and it totally suits her! I only wish I got to use it first! :(
-- spaz123  2/23/2008
The Roman upperclass were called the Patricians.
-- Luanna  3/8/2008
Czech form is Patricie. [noted -ed]
-- MaggieSimpson  4/25/2008
I hate all the nicknames. Pat, Patty, Patsy, Tricia, Trish, they're all bad. And I hate the male equivalent Patrick. So, I can't really say I like this name in itself. It sounds a bit stuck up somehow.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
PATRICIA also means noble.
-- flowerbudstar  5/31/2008
George Harrison and Eric Clapton's former wife, Pattie (Patricia) Boyd was also well known for her modeling work.
-- Tomato  8/15/2008
Patricia also derives from Ancient Greece, where those of the wealthy noble class were called "Patricians".
-- bohchan  3/12/2009
Strangely, I always thought Patricia was a male name. I dunno it seems masculine to me.
-- MtotheK  5/18/2009
Katherine Patricia Routledge, CBE (born 17 February 1929, known as Patricia Routledge) is an English actress and singer. In addition to her roles in British television, she has had a long and successful career in musical theatre, as well as in film. She is best known for appearing as the main character in the 90's British comedy, Keeping Up Appearances, in which she plays Hyacinth Bucket ("Bouquet"), as well as many other film and television roles throughout her life. :)
-- walesgal92  6/26/2009
There's also Patricia Day, the lead singer for the Danish psychobilly/rockabilly band HorrorPops.
-- DestructoGirl  6/27/2009
Patricia Martin, the American exchange student in the anime Lucky Star. She is known for having a voice in the English dub that a lot of Lucky Star fans say "makes your ear feel like it's getting screwed."
-- Kerules  7/3/2009
Bad nicknames and a repulsive sound the syllables make together. There's also the Lucky Star character who annoys me greatly.
-- Kerules  7/3/2009
A famous bearer is American jazz singer Patricia Barber (born 24 March 1956). She is well known for her jazz-inspired interpretations of classic rock songs, such as "Ode to Billie Joe" & "Black Magic Woman".
-- AndrewJKD  7/9/2009
I don't really adore this name, but it's ok, although I would never consider it for my child. But, the funniest thing is that I know 3 sisters called: Patricia, Leticia, Lukrecia. Lolz.
-- Elerrina  8/7/2009
Patricia Morison is a former actress, famous for her very long hair. She starred in the original production of the play Kiss Me, Kate.
-- bananarama  9/2/2009
If I was ever to use this name I would pronounce it Pa-TREE-see-ah.
-- italiannames  11/24/2009
Another famous bearer was actress Patricia Neal (1926-2010), who was the first wife of Roald Dahl and the grandmother of model Sophie Dahl.
-- bananarama  6/8/2011
Patricia van der Vliet is a Dutch fashion model.
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2012
Patricia Cornwell (born 1956 in Miami, Florida) is an American writer and novelist.
-- Anonymous User  6/1/2012
This was the name of my father's mother, who passed away in 2010. If I ever have a daughter, I will definitely name her after her great-grandmother. (nickname Patsy).
-- Kinola  12/24/2012
Patricia is my mom's name. I like it, but it sounds too formal for a kid. It suits adults more. Trust me, I've met young Patricias who always go by Tricia or Trish. It's a great, pretty sounding name but will get loads of nickname usage- my mom goes by Trish sometimes!
-- Melys11  1/6/2013
Hazel Patricia Moder is a daughter of actress Julia Roberts.
-- Erme Ioainna  4/16/2013
When my youngest son was born 12 years ago and we named him Patrick, we were concerned that when he got older he would run into girls at school who shared the nickname "Pat" and not like it for that reason. However, it has yet to happen. In fact, he has never had a Patricia in any of his classes. It doesn't seem to get used any more. My nephew Alex, however, started going by "Al" in third grade to avoid confusion with all the girls named Alex he encountered in school.
-- elizabeth hamlet  6/26/2014
Patricia "Trisha" Ann Ruth Noble, an Australian singer and actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2014
Patricia Knight, born Marjorie Heintzen (Born: April 28, 1915, Died: October 26, 2004), was an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  10/25/2014
I am from South Africa and my name is Patricia. I love my name so much. I feel that it is unique from most feminine names. I get a hunch that most Patricia's are extremely attractive. Come to think of it, I did not know that my name means noble. To learn of this now confirms the way most people tend to "look up" to me.. I get it a lot, maybe it is the 'noble life' that I, disguisedly, lead, lol...
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2015
I really like the name Patricia. I have a puppy named Patricia and she is full of energy. Her middle name is Matilda, and she has a sister named Morticia. I call her Trish for a nickname. I much prefer the nickname Trish over Pat, Patty, and Patsy.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2015
Hurricane Patricia (2015), which hit Mexico, is the strongest hurricane recorded in the Western Hemisphere at a rare Category 5.
-- Amedee Lupien  10/23/2015
Beautiful name with a regal sound. It was top 10 in the 1940's so it's still suffering from being a "mom" name. I recently met a young girl named Patricia and thought it was so lovely! A nice break from all the Emmas, Olivias, and Sophias! I think it will make a big comeback in 10-20 years.
-- Anonymous User  11/10/2015
My name is Patricia and I recently turned 18, I've met three other women named Patricia in my life, one being my grandmother. I like how it is a 'classic name' and that it is a less common name for younger women/girls. I don't agree that it is an 'adult' name. I've gone by Patricia since I was seven, mostly because I hated being called 'Patty', and yes it always made me feel more mature and adult-like, but I loved it. I really dislike the nicknames Trish, Trisha, Patsy, Patty, and Pat though.
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2015
Hi... my name is Patricia, what a lovely name, "noble and regal". The name just gives you this special feeling. To all the Patricias out there, love your name.
-- Trisha  3/1/2016
The name itself is absolutely beautiful, though I can't say I love any of the nicknames. If I named my daughter this, she might end up having to constantly correct people who try to give her a nickname! I love the meaning, though and could totally see myself using it.
-- Thegirl101  3/14/2016
Pat Benatar's real name is Patricia Mae Andrzejewski!
-- denizali  5/12/2016
Patricia Kaas is a French singer and actress with an International following. Stylistically her music is not classical chanson, but is closer to a mixture of pop music, cabaret, jazz and chanson.
-- cutenose  5/25/2016
Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonso is a Spanish actress, model and beauty queen who has represented Spain at both the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants. She is the first Miss Spain who is a lesbian.
-- cutenose  1/17/2017
Patricia "Patty" Aakhus, also known by her maiden name and pseudonym, Patricia McDowell, was an American novelist and director of International Studies at the University of Southern Indiana. She specialized in Irish themes and won Readercon's Best Imaginative Literature Award in 1990 and the Cahill Award for The Voyage of Mael Duin's Curragh.
-- cutenose  1/28/2017

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