- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “patrician.”
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“Yes, I went to carry my cousin home,” retorted Patricia roguishly.
Then she was seated beside Patricia, and they were gliding along the road.
Patricia was first at the dictionary, and turned quickly to the word.
You say that Patricia gave you the money when you came away?
She had been blaming Patricia for neglect, but now she silently begged her pardon.
Word Origin and History for patricia
fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of patricius "patrician, noble" (see Patrick).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper