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What does Patrick mean?

Patrick Pronunciation of 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Pa-, romans, famous, saint, 18th century


VARIANTS Packey, Paddey, Paddie, Paddy, Padhraig, Padraic, Padraig, Padraic, Padric, Pat, Patrece, Patric, Patrice, Patricia, Patricio, Patrik, Patrizio, Patrizius, Patryk, Pats, Patsy, Patten, Patton, Patty, Pink

FEMININE FORMS Patricia, Payton



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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)

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

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

Which version is better?

Peyton (#260 LAST YEAR), Patricio (#1653), Patsy, Pat, Pink, Patryk, Patrik, Patricia, Padraig, Patric and Patrice are the popular variation forms of Patrick (#164). 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%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Patrick, Pat, Patric, Patrice, Patricia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Patricio, Patryk, Patsy, Peyton, Pink in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Patrick, Padraig, Patrik, Patryk outside U.S.