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Gender: F Origin of Leatrice: Combination of Leah and Beatrice

Not quite Beatrice or Letitia, but Leatrice still has a gently old-fashioned charm of its own, a kind of silent movie star aura, as in one of the top actresses of that era, Leatrice Joy. Largely due to her popularity, Leatrice was in the Top 1000 from 1922 to 1943, reaching a high of 350 in 1927.

Famous People Named Leatrice

Leatrice Joy, American silent film actress
Leatrice Gilbert, daughter of Leatrice Joy and actor John Gilbert
Leatrice Eiseman, American color specialist with Pantone

Pop Culture References for the name Leatrice

First appeared in America in the late 19th century. It is probably a blend of Leah and Beatrice, though it may also have been inspired by the plant name Liatris. Often called "blazing star" or "gay-feather," the Liatris is native to North America and Mexico.