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What does Paddy mean?

Paddy \p(ad)-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 19 more related variations via Patrick: Packey, Padhraig, Padric, Pat, Patrece, Patric, Patrice, Patricia, Patricio, Patrik, Patrizio, Patrizius, Patryk, Pats, Patsy, Patten, Patton, Patty and Pink.


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 (#unlisted) are Patrick (#153 in 2014), Patsy, Pink, Patryk, Patrik, Patricia, Padraig and Pat. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.2833%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1059%, down 62.6%), with the forms Pat, Patricia, Pink and Patsy becoming less in vogue. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Paddy and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Laddy and Maddy. Like Paddy, these names are not frequently used.