Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. pə-TRISH-ə(English) pa-TREE-thya(European Spanish) pa-TREE-sya(Latin American Spanish) pa-TREE-tsya(German)  [key·IPA]

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 [1].

Related Names

DiminutivesPat, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tricia, Trish, Trisha, Trecia, Tresha(English) Pati(Spanish)
Masculine FormsPatrick(English) Patricio(Spanish) Patricius(Late Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesPatritsiya(Bulgarian) Patricija(Croatian) Patricie(Czech) Patrícia(Hungarian) Pádraigín(Irish) Patrizia(Italian) Patrīcija(Latvian) Patricija(Lithuanian) Patrycja, Pati, Patka(Polish) Patrícia(Portuguese) Patritsiya(Russian) Patrícia, Patka(Slovak) Patricija(Slovene)
Same SpellingPatrícia

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Norway: March 5
Spain: August 25
Sweden: April 16


Sources & References

  1. Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 106.
Entry updated February 4, 2020