[li-tish-uh, -tee-shuh]


a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “gladness.”

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Examples from the Web for letitia

Historical Examples of letitia

  • Mamma Letitia is away visiting, and I shall have the best chance.

  • "But we mustn't keep Letitia from her work," he added, vaguely conscientious.

  • Letitia flounced off, and Betty, his back turned, tore up the drawing.

  • It was this moment that Letitia chose for rapping at the door.

  • I love the person of Charlotte, and it is necessary I should command the fortune of Letitia.

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Word Origin and History for letitia


fem. proper name, literally "gladness," from Latin laetitia, from laetus "glad," of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper