Patricia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin patricia (noble); later also seen as the feminine form of the saint's name Patrick.

Proper noun[edit]

Patricia

  1. A female given name.
    • 1904 Carolyn Wells, Patty at Home, BiblioBazaar ,LLC( 2007), ISBN 1434621162, page 36:
      - - - Our house is not of the era of Queen Isabella, but of the Princess Patricia."
      "That sounds like Aunt Isabel. They always call me Patricia there. Don't you think, papa, now that I'm getting so grown up, I ought to be called Patricia? Patty is such a baby name."
      "Patty is good enough for me," said Mr. Fairfield. "If you want to be called Patricia, you must get somebody else to do it. I dare say you could hire somebody for a small sum per week to call you Patricia for a given number of times every day."
      "Now, you're making fun of me, papa; but I do want to grow up dignified, and not be a silly schoolgirl all my life."
    • 1991 Joyce Carol Oates, Heat And Other Stories, Dutton , ISBN 0525933301:
      "Trix" was a derivation of Trish, our mother's girlhood name, or cognomen, as she called it; Trish was itself a derivation of Patricia. Trix disliked her original name because she thought it prissy and old-fashioned, but she didn't much like "Trix" either.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The name was formerly rare in English, but became popular in the 20th century, partly due to Princess Patricia (1886-1974), a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, so named since she was born on St. Patrick's day.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Patricia

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Patricia.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Patricia

  1. A female given name, feminine form of Patrice.

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Patricia

  1. A female given name, cognate to Patricia.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Patricia

  1. A female given name borrowed from English in the 20th century.

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Patricia (f)

  1. A female given name, feminine from of Patricio, cognate to English Patricia.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Patricia

  1. A female given name borrowed from English, popular in the end of the 20th century.