Infographic of Portia name meaning, which is The symbol of a beautiful, wealthy, and brilliant woman, in allusion to the heroine of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. The name is derived from the Latin Porcia, the feminine of Porcius, the title of a Roman clan prosperous in hog dealing, on the basis of the Latin porcus, a hog. It was Portia, in the role of girlattorney for Antonio, the friend of her suitor Bassanio, who uttered the imperishable words: “The quality of mercy is not strained.”
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Portia Name Popularity

How popular is the name Portia? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 1,299 5 0.0007%
1915 1,392 5 0.0006%
1916 0 0%
1917 1,545 5 0.0005%
1918 1,624 5 0.0005%
1919 1,640 5 0.0005%
1920 1,665 5 0.0004%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 1,569 5 0.0004%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 1,671 5 0.0005%
1927 1,160 15 0.0014%
1928 1,385 8 0.0007%
1929 1,426 6 0.0006%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 1,469 5 0.0005%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 1,633 5 0.0005%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 1,388 6 0.0006%
1941 735 54 0.0048%
1942 606 104 0.0082%
1943 576 129 0.0099%
1944 787 51 0.0041%
1945 727 59 0.0048%
1946 648 105 0.0071%
1947 677 108 0.0065%
1948 619 134 0.0084%
1949 567 168 0.0104%
1950 602 149 0.0093%
1951 579 170 0.01%
1952 711 109 0.0062%
1953 734 107 0.006%
1954 679 141 0.0077%
1955 724 126 0.0069%
1956 893 77 0.0041%
1957 842 98 0.0051%
1958 873 87 0.0046%
1959 945 76 0.004%
1960 875 94 0.005%
1961 786 127 0.0067%
1962 899 88 0.0048%
1963 838 104 0.0058%
1964 880 91 0.0052%
1965 799 108 0.0066%
1966 882 80 0.0051%
1967 884 82 0.0054%
1968 1,094 49 0.0033%
1969 954 77 0.005%
1970 962 83 0.0052%
1971 926 91 0.0061%
1972 954 76 0.0056%
1973 949 77 0.0059%
1974 1,209 46 0.0035%
1975 1,324 38 0.003%
1976 1,277 42 0.0033%
1977 1,387 38 0.0028%
1978 1,099 71 0.0053%
1979 1,128 70 0.005%
1980 1,009 92 0.0063%
1981 1,020 90 0.0061%
1982 1,093 78 0.0052%
1983 931 106 0.0072%
1984 847 129 0.0087%
1985 881 127 0.0084%
1986 732 188 0.0125%
1987 744 191 0.0125%
1988 705 224 0.0144%
1989 720 228 0.0141%
1990 810 197 0.0119%
1991 930 159 0.0098%
1992 1,070 121 0.0076%
1993 1,180 97 0.0062%
1994 1,554 52 0.0034%
1995 1,866 32 0.0021%
1996 2,130 22 0.0015%
1997 2,728 11 0.0007%
1998 3,787 5 0.0003%
1999 2,630 14 0.0009%
2000 1,971 35 0.0023%
2001 2,207 26 0.0017%
2002 1,955 36 0.0024%
2003 3,127 9 0.0006%
2004 2,508 20 0.0013%
2005 2,520 20 0.0013%
2006 3,298 8 0.0005%
2007 2,827 15 0.001%
2008 3,067 11 0.0007%
2009 2,819 14 0.0009%
2010 2,700 16 0.0011%
2011 2,339 23 0.0016%
2012 2,507 18 0.0013%
2013 2,673 14 0.001%
2014 2,376 21 0.0014%
2015 2,836 12 0.0008%
2016 2,813 11 0.0008%
2017 0 0%
2018 0 0%
2019 3,137 5 0.0004%
2020 0 0%

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1 Comment

  1. We love that she’s the heroine in Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” and also that it’s a rare name.


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