Name: Patricia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Patricia

  • Meaning:
    A patrician
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (pah TRISH ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Patricia

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The 1990 census placed Patricia as the 2nd most popular name in USA, accounting for just over 1% of all girls' names. Patricia peaked between the 1930s and mid-1960s when it was in the top 10.

    There are several actresses named Patricia, including Oscar winners Patricia Neal and Patty Duke, Patricia Arquette and Patty Hearst who was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

    The Patron saint of Naples in Italy is St Patricia.

    Princess Patricia of Connaught was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Similar Names to Patricia for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Patricia (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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