Leticia

First Name
42k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leticia

"Leticia" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Joy". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Name of an early Spanish saint, from Latin laetitia (“gladness”). Equivalent to the English Letitia.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Leticia

Leticia Calderón is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1983 to present. Leticia was given the name Carmen Leticia Calderón León on July 15th, 1968 in Guaymas. Leticia is also known as Lety Calderón.

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Leticia Ramos-Shahani is a Senator of the Philippines, 16th Senate President pro tempore of the Philippines, and Senate of the Philippines. Leticia was born on September 30th, 1929 in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

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Leticia was born on October 1st, 1978 in Glasgow, Kentucky.

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Leticia Dolera is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Leticia was born on October 23rd, 1981 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

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Letícia Sabatella is an actor and actress. Letícia was born on March 8th, 1972 in Belo Horizonte.

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Tish Hinojosa is a country music and folk music singer-songwriter. She was most active from 198 to present. Tish was given the name Leticia Hinojosa on December 6th, 1955.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leticia

She holds the title Martyr.

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How popular is the baby name Leticia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 5 0
1917 8 8 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 9 9 0
1924 7 7 0
1925 7 7 0
1927 7 7 0
1928 7 7 0
1929 12 12 0
1930 11 11 0
1931 12 12 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 12 12 0
1934 17 17 0
1935 10 10 0
1936 15 15 0
1937 16 16 0
1938 10 10 0
1939 16 16 0
1940 28 28 0
1941 21 21 0
1942 24 24 0
1943 19 19 0
1944 26 26 0
1945 28 28 0
1946 41 41 0
1947 44 44 0
1948 57 57 0
1949 63 63 0
1950 110 110 0
1951 148 148 0
1952 234 234 0
1953 307 307 0
1954 328 328 0
1955 400 400 0
1956 479 479 0
1957 540 540 0
1958 556 556 0
1959 602 602 0
1960 782 772 10
1961 877 870 7
1962 791 791 0
1963 801 801 0
1964 844 844 0
1965 785 785 0
1966 849 842 7
1967 764 764 0
1968 856 851 5
1969 999 992 7
1970 979 973 6
1971 1,052 1,052 0
1972 1,067 1,052 15
1973 993 985 8
1974 1,031 1,019 12
1975 982 977 5
1976 1,042 1,037 5
1977 1,027 1,020 7
1978 1,025 1,020 5
1979 1,029 1,017 12
1980 1,079 1,070 9
1981 1,043 1,036 7
1982 975 966 9
1983 850 842 8
1984 761 752 9
1985 793 784 9
1986 682 671 11
1987 693 693 0
1988 692 682 10
1989 667 661 6
1990 792 781 11
1991 651 651 0
1992 859 850 9
1993 677 671 6
1994 649 649 0
1995 587 587 0
1996 547 547 0
1997 543 543 0
1998 541 541 0
1999 476 476 0
2000 468 468 0
2001 461 461 0
2002 391 391 0
2003 376 376 0
2004 353 353 0
2005 331 331 0
2006 342 342 0
2007 269 269 0
2008 271 271 0
2009 238 238 0
2010 231 231 0
2011 167 167 0
2012 169 169 0
2013 153 153 0
2014 159 159 0
2015 154 154 0
2016 148 148 0

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Popularity of Leticia as a first name

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Common last names for Leticia

  • Lopez
  • Garcia
  • Hernandez
  • Gonzalez
  • Rodriguez
  • Alvarez
  • Miranda
  • Gutierrez
  • Santiago

Fun Facts about the name Leticia

  • How Popular is the name Leticia? Leticia is the 1,105th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Leticia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,066 babies born with the first name Leticia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leticia to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leticia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Leticia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leticia is Friday, July 27th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Leticia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leticia was in 1980 with a total of 1,070 babies. That's a lot of babies named Leticia!
  • Random Leticia Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leticia ranks 66th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 294 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Leticia: Your name in reverse order is Aicitel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iltcaei. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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