Patricia /pəˈtrɪʃə/ is a common female given name of Latin
origin. Derived from the
Latin word patrician, meaning "noble", it is
the feminine form of the masculine given name Patrick. The name
Patricia was the second most common female name in the United States
according to the 1990 US Census.
It is commonly shortened to "Pat", "Patsy", "Patti"/"Pattie", "Trish"
or "Trisha"/"Tricia". These diminutives are sometimes used as names in
their own right. Another well-known variant of this is "Patrice".
According to the US
Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration records, the use of
the name for newborns peaked at #3 from 1937 to 1943 in the United
States, after which it dropped in popularity, sliding to #745 in
2016. From 1928 to 1967, the name was ranked among the top 11
In Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries, the name
common as well, pronounced [paˈtrisja], while in Italy Patrizia is
the form, pronounced [paˈtritstsja]. In Polish, the variant is
Patrycja. It is also used in Romania, in 2009 being the 43rd most
common name for baby girls.
Patricia Angadi (1914-2001), British portrait painter and novelist
Patricia Arquette, American actress and director
Patricia Briggs, American author
Pat Cadigan, American author
Patricia Clarkson, American actress
Patricia Hill Collins, American scholar of feminism and gender,
author, sociologist, philosopher
Patricia Cornwell, American author
Pat Dowell, American politician
Patricia Fink, Japanese–American singer
Patricia C. Frist, American businesswoman and philanthropist
Patricia Gibney, Irish author
Patricia Grace, Maori writer
Patricia Hernández Gutiérrez, Canary Island politician
Patricia Harless, American politician
Patricia Heaton, American actress, comedian, producer and model
Patricia Highsmith, American novelist
Patricia Hodge, English actress
Patricia Kalember, American actress
Patricia Marroquín, Guatemalan public figure and the incumbent First
Lady of Guatemala
Patricia McConnell, American ethologist, author, advice columnist, and
Patricia McKenzie, Canadian actress, dancer and singer
Patricia McPherson, American actress
Patricia Neal, American actress
Patricia Owens, Canadian-born American actress
Patricia Petersen, Australian academic, politician, actress,
playwright and director
Pat Phoenix, British actress (born
Patricia Piccinini, Australian artist and sculptor
Patricia Quinn, Northern Irish actress
Patricia Richardson, American television and film actress
Patricia Routledge, British actress
Patricia Ruanne (born 1945), British ballerina
Patricia Taylor, American author and sex educator
Patricia Wettig, American actress and playwright
Patricia Young, Canadian poet
Rooney Mara, American film actress (born
Patricia Rooney Mara)
Patricia (genus), a genus of butterflies in the family Nymphalidae
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^ "Frequently Occurring Surnames from 1990 - Names Files". census.gov.
Retrieved June 26, 2017.
^ a b Popularity of a Name.
Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration ssa.gov,
accessed June 26, 2017
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