[ 3 syll. pa-tri-cia, pat-ric-ia ] The baby girl name Patricia is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced Pah-TRIH-SH-ah in English, Paa-TRIY-TSiy-aa in German, Paa-TRIY-THYaa in Spanish, or Paa-TRIY-SYaa in Spanish-Latin American †. Patricia is of Latin origin. It is used mainly in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. The meaning of Patricia is 'noblewoman'. It is derived from the word patricius with the meaning 'of noble class'. Patricia is the feminine equivalent of the English Pat and the English, French, Gaelic, German, and Irish Patrick.
Patricia is a widely used name; it has 57 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Padraigin, Particia, Pasty, Patee, Pati, Patie, Patrea, Patresa, Patrese, Patria, Patrica, Patrice (also used in French), Patriceia, Patriciana, Patricja, Patricka, Patriece, Patrika, Patrikia, Patrisha, Patrishia, Patrisia, Patrizzia, Patryce, Patrycia, Patrycja (also used in Polish), Patrysha, Pattrice, Trisa, and Trishia. Other English variants include the shortenings Pat, Patty, and Tricia (also used in Latin), and the familiar forms Patsy (also used in Latin), Patti, Pattie, Teesha, Tichia, Tish, Tisha, Trecia, Tricha, Trisch, Trish, Trisha (also used in Latin), Trisia, Trissa, Trysha, and Trysia.
Patricia is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still somewhat popular as a baby girl name, but not to the degree it was previously. At the height of its usage in 1951, 3.057% of baby girls were named Patricia. It was #3 in rank then. The baby name has seen a marked drop in frequency since then, and is of only modest use in recent times. In 2016, it ranked at #745 with a usage of 0.020%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Patricia, Peyton was the most popular. It was 9 times more widely used than Patricia in 2016. Patricia has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls. In 1970, 198 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Patricia.
Baby names that sound like Patricia include Pastora, Patrea, Patria, Patrica, Patricie, Patricja, Patricka, Patriece, Patrika, Patrisha, Patrycia, Patrycja, Patrysha, Petrea, Petria, Petrija, Petroa, Pitara, Pitarah, and Pastorea.
† Pronunciation for Patricia: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"
Details of famous persons named Patricia:
Actress Patricia Clarkson, born 29 December 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Author Patricia Highsmith, born 19 January 1921 - 4 February 1995, Fort Worth, Texas.
Model Patricia Ford, born 17 March 1969, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Wrestler Trish Stratus, born Patricia Anne Stratigias, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.