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[li-tish-uh, -tee-shuh] /lɪˈtɪʃ ə, -ˈti ʃə/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “gladness.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “That is very strange,” said her great-great-grandmother, when Letitia had finished.

    The Green Door Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • There was a wicker sewing-basket in the room, Miss Letitia's property.

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox
  • "Dear Peggy," Letitia murmured, kissing the astonished girl on both powdered cheeks.

    Miss Primrose Roy Rolfe Gilson
  • For Miss Letitia was afraid of storms, thunder storms especially.

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox
  • "Well, I shall teach it to say something prettier," Letitia declared.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • Arethusa was very grateful to Miss Letitia for having made it.

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox
  • The idea of the delicatessen dinner—whatever it might be—alone with Letitia, in our newly-acquired home, was simply captivating.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • Mamma Letitia is away visiting, and I shall have the best chance.

  • Edith had kept her as long as she could, but the girl felt that her place was with Miss Letitia.

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It was this moment that Letitia chose for rapping at the door.

Word Origin and History for Letitia

fem. proper name, literally "gladness," from Latin laetitia, from laetus "glad," of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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