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What does Paterson mean?

Paterson Pronunciation of Paterson [pa-ter-son] as a boys' name means "son of Patrick; son of Peter". Paterson is a version of Patterson (Scottish, Old English).


1 alternative form via Patterson: Pattison.

Creative forms:
(male) Parterson, Platerson, ..

(female) Paterla, Paterta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Paterson Zade (P.Z.), ..

How popular is Paterson?

Paterson is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4760 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Paterson has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paterson name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Paterson is alike in pronunciation to Peterson. Other recommended names are Anderson, Cameron, Carson, Emerson, Garson, Gerson, Jameson, Kameron, Karson, Larson, Palmerston, Parson, Parsons, Parton, Paten, Paton, Patrece, Patric, Patrice, Patrick, Patrik, Patryk, Patton, Paulson, Pearson, Person, Persons, Petros, Pierson, Piersson, Sanderson, Stetson and Watson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Paterson.

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