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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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Patrick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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


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