Patricia

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1.6m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
426
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Patricia

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

Wiktionary

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 Named Patricia

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

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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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Notable Persons With the Last Name Patricia

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

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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 was born on March 8th, 1959.

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Patricia was born on April 8th, 1992 in Brazil.

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

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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 88 88 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 3,391 3,381 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 8,618 8,589 29 #23 girl name
1927 10,591 10,553 38 #18 girl name
1928 12,364 12,332 32 #11 girl name
1929 13,668 13,625 43 #10 girl name
1930 15,803 15,751 52 #7 girl name
1931 16,514 16,468 46 #8 girl name
1932 18,037 17,992 45 #6 girl name
1933 18,702 18,626 76 #6 girl name
1934 20,914 20,846 68 #6 girl name
1935 22,962 22,876 86 #5 girl name
1936 24,012 23,912 100 #5 girl name
1937 26,938 26,839 99 #3 girl name
1938 27,662 27,555 107 #3 girl name
1939 29,815 29,705 110 #3 girl name
1940 32,802 32,662 140 #3 girl name
1941 37,056 36,902 154 #3 girl name
1942 39,612 39,453 159 #3 girl name
1943 39,769 39,623 146 #3 girl name
1944 36,990 36,875 115 #4 girl name
1945 35,938 35,839 99 #4 girl name
1946 46,408 46,297 111 #3 girl name
1947 51,396 51,276 120 #3 girl name
1948 46,231 46,136 95 #4 girl name
1949 46,437 46,334 103 #3 girl name
1950 48,032 47,948 84 #3 girl name
1951 56,574 56,446 128 #3 girl name
1952 53,199 53,094 105 #3 girl name
1953 51,131 51,005 126 #4 girl name
1954 49,243 49,142 101 #4 girl name
1955 46,308 46,217 91 #6 girl name
1956 43,430 43,327 103 #6 girl name
1957 39,369 39,279 90 #8 girl name
1958 38,038 37,932 106 #5 girl name
1959 35,307 35,220 87 #6 girl name
1960 32,173 32,103 70 #7 girl name
1961 28,945 28,869 76 #6 girl name
1962 26,618 26,537 81 #6 girl name
1963 25,438 25,366 72 #7 girl name
1964 26,175 26,091 84 #5 girl name
1965 23,617 23,553 64 #6 girl name
1966 20,198 20,116 82 #7 girl name
1967 17,810 17,746 64 #11 girl name
1968 15,878 15,809 69 #15 girl name
1969 15,021 14,956 65 #18 girl name
1970 13,477 13,406 71 #24 girl name
1971 11,518 11,467 51 #26 girl name
1972 9,650 9,602 48 #27 girl name
1973 8,528 8,476 52 #27 girl name
1974 8,085 8,037 48 #29 girl name
1975 7,082 7,053 29 #36 girl name
1976 6,052 6,017 35 #43 girl name
1977 5,937 5,905 32 #47 girl name
1978 5,533 5,499 34 #48 girl name
1979 5,687 5,649 38 #44 girl name
1980 5,349 5,310 39 #51 girl name
1981 5,311 5,284 27 #53 girl name
1982 5,212 5,168 44 #59 girl name
1983 4,952 4,921 31 #60 girl name
1984 4,507 4,475 32 #66 girl name
1985 4,433 4,399 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 3,435 3,417 18
1992 2,962 2,951 11
1993 2,679 2,661 18
1994 2,374 2,363 11
1995 2,168 2,160 8
1996 1,979 1,971 8
1997 1,787 1,781 6
1998 1,710 1,704 6
1999 1,538 1,533 5
2000 1,397 1,392 5
2001 1,223 1,223 0
2002 1,113 1,113 0
2003 1,017 1,012 5
2004 997 997 0
2005 878 878 0
2006 780 775 5
2007 725 725 0
2008 629 629 0
2009 564 564 0
2010 479 479 0
2011 429 429 0
2012 395 395 0
2013 419 419 0
2014 379 379 0
2015 347 347 0
2016 380 380 0

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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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Fun Facts about the name Patricia

  • How Popular is the name Patricia? Patricia is the 16th most popular name of all time. As a last name Patricia was the 49,365th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Patricia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,576,343 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 56,446 babies. That's a lot of babies named Patricia!
  • Random Patricia Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Patricia ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 106 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1992.
  • 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 Itcaraip. 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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  • 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).
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