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Patricia

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1884 6 6 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 8 8 0
1887 10 10 0
1888 12 12 0
1889 17 17 0
1890 11 11 0
1891 12 12 0
1892 21 21 0
1893 28 28 0
1894 36 36 0
1895 35 35 0
1896 37 37 0
1897 49 49 0
1898 47 47 0
1899 56 56 0
1900 89 89 0
1901 68 68 0
1902 85 85 0
1903 79 79 0
1904 124 124 0
1905 121 121 0
1906 157 157 0
1907 177 177 0
1908 205 205 0
1909 233 233 0
1910 316 316 0
1911 325 325 0
1912 504 504 0
1913 588 588 0
1914 656 656 0
1915 895 895 0
1916 1,078 1,078 0
1917 1,447 1,441 6
1918 1,765 1,760 5
1919 2,152 2,144 8
1920 2,509 2,502 7
1921 3,392 3,382 10 #84 girl name
1922 3,910 3,902 8 #69 girl name
1923 4,800 4,800 0 #56 girl name
1924 6,976 6,958 18 #35 girl name
1925 8,118 8,095 23 #28 girl name
1926 8,619 8,590 29 #23 girl name
1927 10,591 10,553 38 #18 girl name
1928 12,364 12,332 32 #11 girl name
1929 13,669 13,626 43 #10 girl name
1930 15,801 15,749 52 #7 girl name
1931 16,514 16,468 46 #8 girl name
1932 18,036 17,991 45 #6 girl name
1933 18,701 18,625 76 #6 girl name
1934 20,915 20,847 68 #6 girl name
1935 22,962 22,876 86 #5 girl name
1936 24,012 23,912 100 #5 girl name
1937 26,936 26,837 99 #3 girl name
1938 27,662 27,555 107 #3 girl name
1939 29,814 29,704 110 #3 girl name
1940 32,801 32,661 140 #3 girl name
1941 37,055 36,901 154 #3 girl name
1942 39,613 39,454 159 #3 girl name
1943 39,766 39,620 146 #3 girl name
1944 36,987 36,872 115 #4 girl name
1945 35,939 35,840 99 #4 girl name
1946 46,406 46,295 111 #3 girl name
1947 51,394 51,274 120 #3 girl name
1948 46,230 46,135 95 #4 girl name
1949 46,440 46,337 103 #3 girl name
1950 48,036 47,952 84 #3 girl name
1951 56,561 56,433 128 #3 girl name
1952 53,195 53,090 105 #3 girl name
1953 51,133 51,007 126 #4 girl name
1954 49,234 49,133 101 #4 girl name
1955 46,301 46,210 91 #6 girl name
1956 43,435 43,332 103 #6 girl name
1957 39,367 39,277 90 #8 girl name
1958 38,038 37,932 106 #5 girl name
1959 35,308 35,221 87 #6 girl name
1960 32,177 32,107 70 #7 girl name
1961 28,943 28,867 76 #6 girl name
1962 26,619 26,538 81 #6 girl name
1963 25,435 25,363 72 #7 girl name
1964 26,171 26,087 84 #5 girl name
1965 23,614 23,551 63 #6 girl name
1966 20,197 20,115 82 #7 girl name
1967 17,810 17,746 64 #11 girl name
1968 15,875 15,806 69 #15 girl name
1969 15,022 14,957 65 #18 girl name
1970 13,475 13,404 71 #24 girl name
1971 11,517 11,466 51 #26 girl name
1972 9,650 9,602 48 #27 girl name
1973 8,529 8,477 52 #27 girl name
1974 8,088 8,040 48 #29 girl name
1975 7,085 7,056 29 #36 girl name
1976 6,052 6,017 35 #43 girl name
1977 5,939 5,907 32 #46 girl name
1978 5,532 5,498 34 #48 girl name
1979 5,689 5,651 38 #44 girl name
1980 5,348 5,309 39 #51 girl name
1981 5,312 5,285 27 #53 girl name
1982 5,211 5,167 44 #59 girl name
1983 4,953 4,922 31 #60 girl name
1984 4,507 4,475 32 #66 girl name
1985 4,432 4,398 34 #64 girl name
1986 4,285 4,246 39 #66 girl name
1987 3,951 3,913 38 #76 girl name
1988 3,841 3,798 43 #77 girl name
1989 3,653 3,606 47 #89 girl name
1990 3,617 3,578 39 #97 girl name
1991 3,436 3,418 18
1992 2,962 2,951 11
1993 2,678 2,660 18
1994 2,374 2,363 11
1995 2,168 2,160 8
1996 1,978 1,970 8
1997 1,787 1,781 6
1998 1,710 1,704 6
1999 1,537 1,532 5
2000 1,397 1,392 5
2001 1,223 1,223 0
2002 1,113 1,113 0
2003 1,016 1,011 5
2004 997 997 0
2005 877 877 0
2006 780 775 5
2007 725 725 0
2008 629 629 0
2009 564 564 0
2010 479 479 0
2011 427 427 0
2012 394 394 0
2013 419 419 0
2014 377 377 0
2015 346 346 0

Fun Facts about the name Patricia

  • How many people with the first name Patricia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,575,916 babies born with the first name Patricia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Patricia to occupy the country of Gabon with an estimated population of 1,564,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Patricia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Patricia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Patricia is Sunday, March 15th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Patricia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Patricia was in 1951 with a total of 56,433 babies. That's a lot of babies named Patricia!
  • Random Patricia Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Patricia ranks 43rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 91 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Patricia: Your name in reverse order is Aicirtap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tciairap. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Patricia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 426 people with the last name Patricia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Patricia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Patricia as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Patricia as a first name

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Popularity of Patricia as a last name

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Common last names for Patricia

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Murphy
  • Lewis
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Patricia U.S.
  White 59.86% 64.26%
  African American 8.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 27.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Patricia

People with the last name Patricia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Patricia" mean? The list below shows the origins of Patricia as well as things modernly associated with the name Patricia such as celebrities named Patricia.

English

Origin and Meaning of Patricia

The name "Patricia" is of English origin, and it means "Noble". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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

  1. A female given name.

Patricia was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Patricia

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara is an actress. She was most active from 2005 to present. Rooney was given the name Patricia Rooney Mara on April 17th, 1985 in Bedford, New York, U.S. Rooney is also known as Patricia Mara, Tricia Mara, and Trish.

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Patty Hearst

Patty Hearst is an author and actress. Patty was given the name Patricia Campbell Hearst by her parent Randolph Apperson Hearst on February 20th, 1954 in San Francisco, California, U.S. Patty is also known as Patty Hearst, Patricia Hearst Shaw, and Tania.

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith is a punk rock, art punk, and proto-punk musician, poet, singer-songwriter, and visual arts. She plays Guitar, Clarinet, and Vocals. She holds the title Gloria", Because the Night", Dancing Barefoot", People Have the Power", Summer Cannibals", and Jubilee". Her most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to present. Patti was given the name Patricia Lee Smith on December 30th, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette is an actress. She has been prominent since 1987. Patricia was born as the child of Lewis Arquette on April 8th, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Patricia Sue "Pat" Summitt

Patricia Sue "Pat" Summitt is a college coach. Patricia was born on June 14th, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Clarkson is an actress. She was most prominent from 1985 to 1985. Patricia was given the name Patricia Davies Clarkson by her parent Jackie Clarkson on December 29th, 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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  • Pat Benatar
    (musician)
  • Patricia Heaton
    (actress)
  • Trisha Yearwood
    (musician)
  • Patsy Kensit
    (actress)
  • Apollonia Kotero
    (singing)
  • Patti LaBelle
    (singing)
  • Patricia Richardson
    (actress)
  • Patty Smyth
    (singer–songwriter)
  • Patricia Highsmith
    (writer)
  • Betsy Palmer
    (actress)
  • Patricia Cornwell
    (novelist)
  • Tricia Nixon Cox
    (noteworthy individual)
  • Patricia Kennedy Lawford
    (famous person)
  • Patricia Quinn
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Patricia

Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia is an athlete. Matt was born on September 13th, 1974 in Sherrill, New York.

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Princess Patricia

Princess Patricia was royalty. Princess was born as the child of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, Strathearn, and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia on March 17th, 1886 in Buckingham Palace. She left this life on January 12th, 1974.

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Ross%25252525252C Patricia

Ross%25252525252C Patricia is a noteworthy human. Ross%25252525252C was born on March 8th, 1959.

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Patricia

Patricia is a noteworthy somebody. Patricia was born on April 8th, 1992 in Brazil.

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What does the name Patricia mean?

Pis for pure, the spiritual side of you.

Ais for achievements, the many over a lifetime

Tis for try, as hard as you can

Ris for rational, the way you think.

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Cis for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

Iis for imagination, never be afraid to share your ideas

Ais for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

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