Given Name PATRICIA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: pə-TRISH-ə (English), pa-TREE-thya (European Spanish), pa-TREE-sya (Latin American Spanish), pa-TREE-tsya (German)  [details]

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.
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/CULTURES: Patricija (Croatian), Patricie (Czech), Patrícia (Hungarian), Pádraigín (Irish), Patrizia (Italian), Patrycja, Patka (Polish), Patrícia (Portuguese), Patrícia, Patka (Slovak), Patricija (Slovene)
SAME SPELLING: Patrícia

Sources & References

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

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Entry updated July 2, 2017