What does Paddy mean?
Variant of Patrick. Used to be a term for Irishmen. Author Paddy Chayefsky.
(male) Paddo, Pedy, ..
(female) Padi, Padie, ..
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 1960s (average #1201) and are now much less common (#1630, ▼79%), with forms like Pat going out of style. Below is a charted comparison of the history of Paddy and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Suggested similar 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.