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A famous bearer of the name is Australian actress Portia DeRossi, formerly known as Amanda Ross.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2005
Porcia Catonis (sometimes spelt Portia) was the daughter of Cato the Younger and wife to Marcus Junius Brutus, Caesar's most famous assassin. She was reputedly beautiful, steadfast and extremely intelligent, possessing many qualities that were considered masculine in Rome. Her love for her husband was so intense that upon being falsely told of his death in the first battle of Philippi, she succumbed to despair, driven to insanity; she swallowed a burning coal in a desperate attempt to kill herself. Brutus killed himself following her death after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi.
Cardwitch  10/14/2006
Portia Bellefleur was the name of a character in the Sookie Stackhouse series of books by Charlaine Harris.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
In Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," Portia is a beautiful heiress who saves Bassanio's friend Antonio by disguising herself as a doctor of law and outwitting Shylock.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2007
Portia is the wife of Brutus who commits suicide in Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar."
― Anonymous User  1/28/2009
Portia Quayne is the heroine of Elizabeth Bowen's 1938 novel, "The Death of the Heart".

She is a socially awkward teenage orphan who is sent to live with her half-brother and his wife in London. Her diary becomes a major plot device in the novel.
keepitreal  1/28/2011
Portia is a dog villager appearing in every Animal Crossing game.
ccourtneyw  7/11/2012
Portia Vries, a weightlifter who took part in the Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2014
I think of two things with this name.

Portia Porcupine from the Get Along Gang cartoon from the 80's.
Portia, Cinderella's step-sister, in the original version of Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (who is actually supposed to be named for the Shakespeare character).

My husband vetoed this name for our girl, unfortunately.
wbbuff  4/15/2015
A woman from Katniss Everdeen's prep team had this name in the Hunger Games.
KittenMeow  4/1/2016
Portia Doubleday, an American actress (known for her role as Angela on the series Mr. Robot), is a famous bearer of this name.
crhecht  12/2/2017

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