Eugenia - my grandmother's name, the namesake of this Blog
Pronunciation: (yOO-jē'nē-u, -jēn'yu), [key] —n. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “nobility.” Also,Eu•ge•niePronunciation: (yOO-jē'nē). [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
The boy's and girl's name Patricia is pronounced pa-TRISH-ah. It is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "noble; patrician." 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. The name became popular when it was used for one of Queen Victoria's granddaughters. It is still popular nowadays in Spain. Singers Patti LaBelle, Patsy Cline, Pat Benatar; choreographer Trisha Brown; actresses Patty Duke, Patricia Neal, ; First Lady Pat Nixon; Congresswoman Pat Schroeder.
There are 21 variant forms for Patricia: Pat, Patreece, Patreice, Patrica, Patrice, Patricka, Patrina, Patrisha, Patrisse, Patrizia, Patryce, Patsy, Patte, Pattee, Pattey, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Tricia, Trish and Trisha.
Did you ever think about why you were given your name?
Have you ever felt a closeness to or a dislike for your name? There are those who believe that our names signify our 'selves' , our destiny, what we will become. Others claim that changing their name helped to change their lives!
Take a minute to look up the meaning of your name at one of these websites:
http://www.infoplease.com and http://www.thinkbabynames.com