Meaning and name origin
Pat \pat\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Pat), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Pat is "patrician, noble". Pat is a variant of Patrick (Latin): the Latin original, Patricius, was a title.
There is 1 feminine form of Pat: Patricia.
Pat is a very popular first name for males (#457 out of 1220, Top 37%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#50087 out of 88799, Top 56%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Pat for boys. Pat reached its highest rank of #287 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Pat and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Patrick (#153) and Pat. (2014 statistics).
Pat▼ is also pronounced similarly to Pete▼, Piet and Pitt. Other suggested similar baby names are Bat, Mat▼, Nat▼, Pal, Par, Pats, Patty, Paz and Wat. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pat.