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Paterson meaning and name origin
Paterson \p(a)-ter-son, pat(e)-rson\ as a boy's name is a variant of Patterson (Scottish, Old English), and the meaning of Paterson is "son of PAtrick; son of Peter".
The baby name Paterson sounds like Peterson, Patrice, Patrece and Petros. Other similar baby names are Person, Parson, Pattison and Pierson.
Popularity of Paterson
Paterson is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3597 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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