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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. pə-TRISH-ə(English)
pa-TREE-thya(European Spanish)
pa-TREE-sya(Latin American Spanish)
pa-TREE-tsya(German)
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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.
VariantPatrice(English)
DiminutivesPat, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tricia, Trish, Trisha, Trecia, Tresha(English)
Masculine FormsPatrick(English) Patricio(Spanish) Patrick(German) Patricius(Late Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesPatricija(Croatian) Patricie(Czech) Patrícia(Hungarian) Pádraigín(Irish) Patrizia(Italian) Patrycja, Patka(Polish) Patrícia(Portuguese) Patrícia, Patka(Slovak) Patricija(Slovene)
Same SpellingPatrícia

Sources & References

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

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