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Girl Name: Portia

Name: Portia
Pronunciation: \p(o)-rtia, por-tia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Porsha
Sounds Like: Persia, Porcha
Similar Names: Artia, Horatia, Martia, Myrtia, Tertia
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1151

Description

Portia \p(o)-rtia, por-tia\ as a girl's name is pronounced POR-shah. It is of Latin origin. Feminine form of a Roman clan name. Portia was used by Shakespeare as the name of a clever, determined young heroine in "The Merchant of Venice" who disguises herself as a lawyer to save her husband's life. Actress Portia de Rossi.

For more information, see also the related name Porsha.

Baby names that sound like Portia are Persia and Porcha. Other similar baby names are Artia, Horatia, Martia, Myrtia and Tertia.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Portia.

Popularity

Portia is a very popular first name for women (#1151 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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