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Meaning and Name Origin

Pat \pat\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Pat) means "patrician, noble". Pat is a variant of Patrick (Latin). Fairly unusual as a given name for boys.


Pat has 23 alternative forms via Patrick: Packey, Paddey, Paddie, Paddy, Padhraig, Padraic, Padraig, Padric, Patrece, Patric, Patrice, Patricia, Patricio, Patrik, Patrizio, Patrizius, Patryk, Pats, Patsy, Patten, Patton, Patty and Pink.

Pat has 1 feminine form: Patricia.


Pat is a very prominent first name for men (#457 out of 1220, Top 37%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#50087 out of 88799, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Pat for boys. Pat reached its top position of #287 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pat name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pat outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Pat and corresponding names. Padraig, Patricia, Patrick (#153 in 2014), Patrik, Patryk, Patsy and Pink are the popular variation forms of Pat rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1930-1939 and is now significantly lower, with the forms Pat, Patricia, Patsy and Pink becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Pat is alike in pronunciation to Pete, Piet and Pitt. Other recommended similar baby names are Bat, Mat, Nat, Pal, Par, Paz and Wat. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pat.