The name Portia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "pig, hog or doorway". Portia and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
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Portia is a perfect role-model name, relating to Shakespeare's brilliant and spirited lawyer in The Merchant of Venice, and is now also a Hunger Games name .
Another Shakespearean Portia was the wife of Brutus in Julius Caesar, based on a historical character. In the 1940's, when the name was most used, there was a popular radio soap called Portia Faces Life, the heroine being--what else?--a brilliant and spirited lawyer.
Portia is a recommended choice, even though some people might think you named your child for the car. Just don't spell it Porsche, which may sound the same but has a totally different and -- despite the posh brand -- much more downscale image.
Namesake Portia de Rossi actually started life as Amanda/Mandy.
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