What does Paddy mean?
Variant of Patrick. Used to be a term for Irishmen. Author Paddy Chayefsky.
How popular is Paddy?
Paddy is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#47838 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent varying forms of Paddy (not ranked) are Patrick (#153 in 2014), Patsy, Patryk, Padraig and Pat. These forms of Paddy were favored as baby names in the 1930s (average #584) and are somewhat less common today (#830, ▼59%), with forms like Patsy falling out of style. Below is a charted comparison of the history of Paddy and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Thinking of names?
Suggested similar baby names are Addy, Buddy▼, Cuddy, Dandy, Eddy▼, Hardy▼, Laddy, Maddy, Nandy, Neddy, Paden, Paley, Parry, Pauly, Randy▲, Roddy, Sandy▼, Tandy and Teddy▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Paddy.