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.


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 fact:

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

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