What does Patrick mean?
Patrick [patrick] as a boys' name is pronounced PAT-rik. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Patrick is "patrician, noble". 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▼.Creative forms:
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(female) Middle name pairings:
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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)
Patrick reached its apex rank of #32 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #164 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Peyton (#260 last year), Patricio (#1653), Patsy, Pat, Pink, Patryk, Patrik, Patricia, Padraig, Patric and Patrice are the popular variation forms of Patrick (#164 last year). Adoption of these forms of Patrick was at its apex 6 decades ago (adoption of 0.68%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.21%, down 69%).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Adalrick, Aerick, Aerrick, Alarick, Alerick, Alrick, Andrick, Arick, Arrick, Baldrick, Barack, Bardrick, Barrick, Brick, Carrick, Cedrick, Chadrick, Corrick, Damick (see Damek), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.