Meaning and name origin
Patrick \p(a)-tri-ck, pat-rick\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Packey, Paddey, Paddie, Paddy, Padhraig, Padraic, Padraig, Padraic, Padric, Pat, Patrece, Patric, Patrice, Patricia, Patricio, Patrik, Patrizio, Patrizius, Patryk, Pats, Patsy, Patten, Patton, Patty and Pink.
Patrick is a very popular first name for males (#42 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#465 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Patrick for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Patrick and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Patrick (#153), Peyton (#210), Patsy, Pink, Patryk, Patricia, Padraig, Pat and Patrik. (2014 statistics).