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pinWhat does Paddy mean?

Paddy /pad-dy/ as a boys' name is of Irish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Paddy is "noble, patrician".

Variant of Patrick. Used to be a term for Irishmen. Author Paddy Chayefsky.


Paddy has 4 variants: Paddey, Paddie, Padraic and Padraig.

Paddy has 7 more relations via Patrick: Packey, Padric, Pat, Patryk, Pats, Patsy and Patty.

Kreatif forms: Paddo, Pedy. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pat, Patrick, Patsy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Padraig, Patrick, Patryk outside U.S.

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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.