Portia

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Portia

"Portia" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Roman Clan Name". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From Latin, a feminine form of the gens name Porcius (the gens of the Cato the Elder and his famous descendants), from porcus (“pig”). The moon is named for the character in The Merchant of Venice.

  1. A female given name.
  2. (astronomy) The seventh satellite of the planet Uranus.

Portia was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons Named Portia

Portia de Rossi is an actress, model, and philanthropist. She has been prominent since 1994. Portia was given the name Amanda Lee Rogers on January 31st, 1973 in Horsham, Victoria, Australia. Portia is also known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

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Portia Doubleday is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1998. Portia was born on June 22nd, 1988 in Los Angeles.

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Portia Simpson-Miller is a President of the People's National Party, Leader of the Opposition, Prime Minister of Jamaica, President of thePeople's National Party, and Leader of the Opposition (Jamaica). Portia was born on December 12th, 1945 in Wood Hall.

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Portia Perez is a famed somebody. Portia was born on October 26th, 1987 in Brockville. Portia is also known as Grattan and Jenna; Faith; Xtasis; Dr. Monstrous.

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Portia Nelson was a singer-songwriter, actress, and author. She was most prominent from 1945 to 1945. Portia was given the name Betty Mae Nelson on May 27th, 1920 in Brigham City, Utah, U.S. Portia is also known as Nelson and Betty Mae. She breathed her last breath on March 6th, 2001.

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Portia White was an opera, classical music, and gospel music musician. She has been prominent since 1941. Portia was born on June 24th, 1911 in Truro, Nova Scotia. She breathed her last breath on February 13th, 1968.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 5 0
1886 6 6 0
1887 7 7 0
1890 5 5 0
1894 9 9 0
1895 7 7 0
1896 11 11 0
1898 12 12 0
1899 8 8 0
1900 26 26 0
1901 7 7 0
1902 10 10 0
1903 7 7 0
1904 8 8 0
1905 10 10 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 11 11 0
1908 10 10 0
1909 8 8 0
1910 16 16 0
1911 14 14 0
1912 20 20 0
1913 22 22 0
1914 27 27 0
1915 34 34 0
1916 33 33 0
1917 37 37 0
1918 44 44 0
1919 36 36 0
1920 45 45 0
1921 44 44 0
1922 31 31 0
1923 37 37 0
1924 33 33 0
1925 33 33 0
1926 46 46 0
1927 37 37 0
1928 32 32 0
1929 35 35 0
1930 37 37 0
1931 27 27 0
1932 26 26 0
1933 17 17 0
1934 26 26 0
1935 25 25 0
1936 31 31 0
1937 29 29 0
1938 32 32 0
1939 22 22 0
1940 47 47 0
1941 89 89 0
1942 143 143 0
1943 156 156 0
1944 104 104 0
1945 115 115 0
1946 155 155 0
1947 150 150 0
1948 169 169 0
1949 199 199 0
1950 190 190 0
1951 197 197 0
1952 143 143 0
1953 148 148 0
1954 169 169 0
1955 170 170 0
1956 134 134 0
1957 150 150 0
1958 128 128 0
1959 116 116 0
1960 144 144 0
1961 164 164 0
1962 137 137 0
1963 145 145 0
1964 130 130 0
1965 152 152 0
1966 122 122 0
1967 128 128 0
1968 82 82 0
1969 120 120 0
1970 114 114 0
1971 128 128 0
1972 117 117 0
1973 118 118 0
1974 96 96 0
1975 76 76 0
1976 79 79 0
1977 96 96 0
1978 118 118 0
1979 113 113 0
1980 132 132 0
1981 130 130 0
1982 128 128 0
1983 151 151 0
1984 168 168 0
1985 171 171 0
1986 234 234 0
1987 235 235 0
1988 255 255 0
1989 267 259 8
1990 234 234 0
1991 196 196 0
1992 168 168 0
1993 147 147 0
1994 106 106 0
1995 81 81 0
1996 70 70 0
1997 68 68 0
1998 49 49 0
1999 70 70 0
2000 95 95 0
2001 100 100 0
2002 87 87 0
2003 72 72 0
2004 72 72 0
2005 67 67 0
2006 57 57 0
2007 65 65 0
2008 45 45 0
2009 52 52 0
2010 52 52 0
2011 65 65 0
2012 52 52 0
2013 55 55 0
2014 52 52 0
2015 42 42 0
2016 29 29 0

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Popularity of Portia as a first name

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Common last names for Portia

  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Wilson
  • Campbell
  • Jackson
  • King
  • Robinson

Fun Facts about the name Portia

  • How Popular is the name Portia? Portia is the 2,378th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Portia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,473 babies born with the first name Portia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Portia to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Portia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Portia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Portia is Tuesday, March 13th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Portia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Portia was in 1989 with a total of 259 babies.
  • Random Portia Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Portia is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Portia: Your name in reverse order is Aitrop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raoitp. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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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