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Lettice

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Gender: Female Origin of Lettice: English variation of Letitia Meaning of Letitia: Latin, "joy, gladness"

The name Lettice is a girl's name of English origin. Lettice and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Lettice is still occasionally heard in upper-class British families, but we fear it would cause too much salad-green teasing to be considered in the U.S. Calling your little Lettice Lettie could help make the name more user-friendly, or go all the way to the original Letitia.

Find other names based on Lettice using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Lettice

Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex and Leicester
Lettice Digby, 1st Baroness Offaly, Irish noblewoman
Lettice Boyle, wife of English Royalist soldier George Goring, Lord Goring
Lettice Rowbotham, English violinist and contestant on "Britain's Got Talent"
Lettice Curtis, English aviator
Lettice Cooper, English writer
Lettice Mary Tredway, English canoness and abbess
Liberty Lettice Lark Ross, English model and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Lettice

Lettice Douffet, main character in play "Lettice and Lovage" by Peter Shaffer

Letty, Lettie

Comments

LaulenaG Says:

2018-08-01T18:14:40

Great sibling for Tomato, Cucumber, or Ranch.

Cassette Says:

2018-06-02T14:08:23

To be honest I'm just glad it's not actually based on the vegetable, so its only upwards from here. I think it's kinda pretty, but it's very cartoony-sounding (Unless pronounced like La-tEs/Le-tEs or something) and probably better suited for a middle name if anything.

Tigris Says:

2018-05-07T01:47:25

I'm saying it as Luh-TEES. It sounds great that way. But unfortunately when you see its written form, it's one letter short of Lettuce. Lateece might be a better spelling, play with the spelling to get the same sound.

Ellaspivey Says:

2017-12-10T04:28:23

I love this name

pixelatedinfants Says:

2017-09-09T23:02:22

id name my kid after a vegetable,tbh

SloaneSquare Says:

2017-08-04T14:15:33

Really? She was a character created by a cartoonist!

lettice_lazuli Says:

2017-06-06T04:28:14

This is my name, ive always recieved praise for it. People say my parents are daring, especially considering my middle name is Leefe but it was the 60s! My parents were apart of the hippie movement and my name wasn't as unusal as some of the kids I knew!

Catgirlmri Says:

2017-04-06T01:03:36

Lettice is cute, but no thanks as a given name.

Yessica Says:

2016-07-31T21:48:48

Lettuce get right into this cooking show.

Madisoniaa Says:

2016-04-27T20:46:04

Lettuce

autumnreverie Says:

2016-02-14T21:49:39

One of the better names to give your child if you were going to name your child after your cravings during your pregnancy.

Floris Says:

2016-02-14T19:36:09

I love this name. Which is why I'm really happy I don't live in an English speaking country.... I'm just such a big fan of Cassia Lettice. But we'll see, there's luckily still time to decide.

Hailey Says:

2016-01-11T19:06:02

Too much like lettuce. I can't get on board.

NicoletteEMCC Says:

2015-08-28T23:56:33

Lettice is the name of a second cousin in England I believe, although I've only ever had postal correspondence with her. I like it, and although I'd not give it to any future child of mine as a given name (please bear in mind I only just turned fourteen) I might bestow it is a middle name.

eveyalecia Says:

2015-05-27T06:43:15

This does sound pretty, but it's true that I have trouble getting past the "lettuce" association unfortunately... and it would be constantly mispronounced. Lettie is an adorable nickname, but I'd probably use Letitia instead of Lettice.

lesliemarion Says:

2015-05-24T02:17:43

Dainty and delicate. I love it, and they are naming people Kale these days.

Catastroffy Says:

2015-01-21T10:29:50

Oh, I can't stop loving this name. It's so delightful. I suppose it's what you would call a guilty pleasure.

lexibatt Says:

2014-12-16T20:38:49

agree

AoifeORegan Says:

2014-11-27T16:33:59

I think it's also just simply the connection between the two, which I can't really blame them for, but I agree that it is a pretty name.

Catastroffy Says:

2014-11-23T11:23:37

I agree with you.

AnonymousPerson Says:

2014-10-07T18:14:55

Lettice...pretty, salad or otherwise.

OliviaSarah Says:

2014-07-15T00:09:08

I hate how much negative feedback Lettice gets, it's truly beautiful. I get the feeling people who dismiss this immediately just can't spell (and see lettuce).

jan11th Says:

2014-06-21T01:59:48

heck no...

DryLake Says:

2014-05-29T13:24:07

I love this name, even though I'm a person who'd usually never consider a name with a meaning tied to 'happiness' in fear of making it over the top forcefull. The "salad-connection" is just pure adorable ~