Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. LEH-TEE-SYA(French)
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Meaning & History

Original Latin form of Letitia, as well as a French variant. This name began rising in popularity in France around the same time that Serge Gainsbourg released his 1963 song Elaeudanla Téïtéïa (this title is a phonetic rendering of the letters in the name Lætitia). It peaked in 1982 as the fourth most common name for girls.

Related Names

VariantsLaëtitia, Lætitia(French)
Other Languages & CulturesLatisha, Tisha(African American) Letitia, Lettice, Lecia, Lettie, Letty, Tisha, Titty(English) Letícia(Hungarian) Letizia(Italian) Letícia(Portuguese) Leticia(Spanish)
Same SpellingLaëtitia, Lætitia
User SubmissionLaetiția

Popularity

Name Days

France: August 18 (as Laétitia)

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Entry updated April 5, 2022