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Patricia

noble or patrician
ORIGIN: Latin
POPULARITY: 1314
Patricia as a girl's name is of Latin origin meaning "noble or patrician". It is a feminine form of Patrick. The Romans once were divided socially and politically into two major classes, the plebeians and the patricians. To be patrician meant one was highly ranked, an aristocrat.
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Nicknamed Patsy, Princess Patricia of Connaught, born March 17, 1886, was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She married Alexander Ramsay, a commoner and a captain in the Royal Navy; their 1919 union at Westminster Abbey was the first royal wedding held there in over 500 years. The princess, a talented watercolorist, gave up her title after the wedding and was known as Lady Ramsay.

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