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Meaning and Name Origin

Paddy \p(ad)-dy\ as a boys' name is of Irish origin. Variant of Patrick (Latin) "noble, patrician". Used to be a term for Irishmen. Author Paddy Chayefsky.


Variations

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.


Popularity

Paddy is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#46010 out of 88799, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Paddy and corresponding names. 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 1930-1939 and are now much less popular, with the forms Pink, Patsy, Patricia and Pat becoming less in vogue. (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.

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