Patricia: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Patricia

Derived from the Latin “patricius,” meaning “noble born,” and considered the female version of Patrick. You might question the whole “noble” thing when your little Patricia eats her boogers as a toddler, but she’ll grow into the meaning eventually.

Nicknames:

Pat, Patty, Patsy, Trish, Tricia.

Famous people named Patricia:

Novelists Patricia Cornwell and Patricia Highsmith; actresses Patricia Richardson, Patricia Arquette, Patricia "Patti" Murin, Patricia Heaton, Patricia Neal, and Patricia Clarkson; U.S. Senator Patricia "Patty" Murray; singer/songwriter Patricia "Patti" Smith.

Fun facts:

Every '90s kid will remember Patricia "Patti" Mayonnaise from the Nickelodeon animated series "Doug."

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