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Meaning and name origin
Paddy \p(ad)-dy\ as a boy's name is of Irish origin. Variant of Patrick (Latin) "noble, patrician". Used to be a term for Irishmen. Author Paddy Chayefsky.
Paddy has 4 variant forms: Paddey, Paddie, Padraic and Padraig.
Paddy is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#46010 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Paddy and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Padraig and Patrick. (2015 statistics).
Suggested similar baby names are Laddy, Maddy and Patty. Like Paddy, these names are not commonly used.