Portia

Portia - A very unique female name



  Jun 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Portia, meaning pig, hog or doorway, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1502. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Portia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Portia? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Portia. The baby girl name Portia was given to 18 baby girls in 2012, ranking #3146 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 78,514 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Portia peaked in popularity 68 years ago in 1949 on position 571.



Famous with this name

Portia Doubleday
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Portia de Rossi


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Portia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Portia is currently topping the baby name charts in Illinois at position #1,826 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,414.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Portia is where you live.


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Portia origin and meaning

Portia is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means pig, hog or doorway. To see famous people named Portia, pop culture references for the name Portia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Portia

We've found the following names that sound similar to Portia, sorted by popularity.

Priti / Preeti / Preet / Preethi / Pretto /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20123146
20112851
20103370
20093583
20083979
20073506
20064298
20052951
20042932
20033857
20022147
20012451
20002118
19992995
19984712
19973087
19962313
19951978
19941603
19931191
19921073
1991936
1990815
1989723
1988708
1987750
1986741
1985895
1984858
1983952
19821115
19811034
19801029
19791156
19781117
19771437
19761252
19751361
19741235
1973963
1972970
1971937
1970973
1969965
19681118
1967901
1966891
1965802
1964892
1963845
1962905
1961791
1960884
1959961
1958884
1957851
1956905
1955729
1954684
1953738
1952718
1951583
1950605
1949571
1948626
1947678
1946654
1945741
1944797
1943579
1942614
1941745
19401522
19351758
19321825
19291663
19281505
19271240
19262002
19232033
19201992
19191950
19181946
19171855
19151763
19141502

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Illinois1826
New York1901
California3414

Even more about Portia


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Portia a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Portia?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1949
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Portia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 78,514
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1914
2012 births +18

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