What does Patrick mean?
The Latin original, Patricius, was a title. The Romans once were divided socially and politically into plebeians (commoners) and patricians (aristocrats). The famous Saint Patrick, patron of Ireland (fourth and fifth century) whose feast day is on March 17, has given the name its Irish associations. The name spread outside of Ireland in the 18th century. See also Peyton. American statesman Patrick Henry; actors Patrick Fugit, Patrick Swayze, Patrick Dempsey, Jason Patric; playwright John Patrick Shanley; basketball player Patrick Ewing.
Patrick has 25 variants: Packey, Paddey, Paddie, Paddy, Padhraig, Padraic, Padraic, Padraig, Padric, Pat▼, Patrece, Patric, Patrice, Patricia▼, Patricio, Patrik, Patrizio, Patrizius, Patryk, Pats, Patsy▼, Patten, Patton, Patty and Pink▼.more]
How popular is Patrick?
Patrick is a very prominent first name for males (#42 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#513 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name history of Patrick for boys. Patrick reached its apex rank of #32 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #153 presently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Peyton (#210 last year), Patsy, Pink, Patryk, Patrik, Pat, Patricia and Padraig are the popular variation forms of Patrick (#153 last year). Adoption of these forms of Patrick was at its apex 8 decades ago (adoption of 0.252%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.182%, down 28%). Patrick is the clear favorite, though Peyton has become trendy as well, while forms such as Patsy are now less popular.
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Suggested similar baby names are Adalrick, Aerick, Aerrick, Alarick, Alerick, Alrick, Andrick, Arick, Arrick, Baldrick, Barack, Bardrick, Barrick, Brick, Carrick, Cedrick▼, Chadrick, Corrick, Damick, Darick, Darrick▼, Darrock, Dedrick, Delrick, Derick▼, Derrick▲, Dierick, Eddrick, Ederick, Edrick, Eldrick, Erick▲, Errick, Frick, Garreck, Garrick▼, Garryck, Godrick, Herrick, Jedrick, Jerick, Jerrick, Kadrick, Kedrick, Kenrick, Kerrick, Lutwick, Maverick▲, Mavrick, Merrick, Meyrick, Osrick, Paice, Paris▼, Parish, Parrie, Parris, Parrish, Parriss, Patin, Pavlik, Price▼, Rodrick▼, Rorick, Sedrick, Shadrick, Tarick, Tedrick, Ulrick, Varick, Varrick, Warick, Warrick, Warwick and Yorick. These names tend to be less commonly used than Patrick.