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Leticia is an upbeat and cultural baby name that originates from Spain. It is a variation of the more formal Letitia in England. In America, as of 2021, Leticia is a top 3,100 option at rank 3,088.

Meaning of the name Leticia:

Latin: joy, happiness
Spanish: joy, happiness

Origin of the name Leticia:

The name Leticia originated as the Spanish form of Letitia. Letitia is an English option that comes from the Latin Laetitia. Laetitia was a saint in Spain, meaning the name spread throughout the Christian church. It became popular in England in the Middle Ages, turning into Letitia, originally spelled Lettice. In Spain, it became Leticia.

Symbolism of the name Leticia:

Leticia originated from the baby name Laetitia of the Latin language. Laetitia translates to “joy” or “happiness.” In modern times, Leticia has the same translation.

Style of the name Leticia:


Gender of the name Leticia:

Leticia is an urban name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Leticia:

leh-TEE-thy-uh or leh-TEE-see-uh

Number of syllables in the name Leticia:


Emotion evoked from the name Leticia:

Leticia feels urban and modern. It is a wholesome and cultural baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Leticia:

  • Letisia
  • Leticya
  • Letisya
  • Letycia
  • Letysia

Nicknames for the name Leticia:

  • Letti
  • Lettie
  • Letty
  • Titi
  • Tish
  • Tita
  • Lele

Popularity of the name Leticia:

Leticia was first a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1950 at rank 837. It remained on the top 1,000 list until 2008 when it was number 986. Leticia did best in 1976 at rank 232. As of 2021, Leticia is a top 3,100 option at number 3,088.

Related names for the name Leticia:

Great middle names for Leticia and their meanings:

  • Heather (evergreen flowering plant, heather plant)
  • Elnora (light, compassion)
  • Deidre (broken-hearted, sorrowful)
  • Aria (noble)
  • Morgan (sea-born, circling sea, white sea dweller)
  • Shannon (straw worker)
  • Jane (God is gracious)
  • Winifred (friend of peace)

Famous people with the name Leticia:

  • Leticia Sabatella (singer)
  • Leticia Spiller (actress, “Sol Nascente”)
  • Leticia Persiles (actress, “Love, Eternal Love”)
  • Leticia Ramos (Filipina senator)
  • Leticia Costas (tennis player)
  • Leticia Bredice (actress, “Nine Queens”)
  • Leticia Romero (basketball player)
  • Leticia Cline (model)

Leticias in popular culture:

  • Leticia Ortiz (character from “The Fast & the Furious” series)
  • Leticia Bostic (character from “A Different World”)
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