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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 and Origin of the name Leticia:

Leticia is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning “joy” or “happiness.”

The name Leticia originated as the Spanish form of the name Letitia. Letitia comes from the Latin Laetitia, which is derived from the Roman goddess Lætitia (the goddess of happiness, prosperity, and abundance). The name was spread throughout the Christian church because of St. Leticia. It became popular in England in the Middle Ages, 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.

Nicknames for the name Leticia:

Leticia is a strong girl's name that has a few options for nicknames. Some of these options have a variety of spellings. We have compiled the below list of nicknames to help you pick the best one for your daughter.

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

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

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.

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