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Portia Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Portia is of English origin.

The meaning of Portia is "pig".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 3151  in baby name popularity for girls with 52 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Portia Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Portia has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Portia to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Portia include Porsche.

The names Porche, Porcius are all forms of Portia.

Other Tidbits

Portia falls into the animal name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Portia in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Portia.

Just for fun, see the name Portia in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Portia in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.