August 2, 2014 § 1 Comment
From the Latin “Laetitia”, meaning “joy” or “happiness”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Laetitia, Latisha, Latitia, Latisha, Latizia, Leta, Letisha, Letitia, Letizia, Lettice, Lettie, Letty, Lecia, Licia, Ticia, Tish, Tisha, Tishie, Tishy, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Miss Letitia Hawky is a student Miss Pinkerton recommends to Mrs. Bute Crawley, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).
– Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838), English poet and novelist.