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What does Patten mean?

Patten Pronunciation of Patten [pat-ten] as a boys' name is of Latin and Old English derivation, and the name Patten means "patrician, noble; fighter's town". Patten is an alternate form of Patrick (Latin): the Latin original. Patten is also a variation of Patton (Old English).

Associated with: old english, noble, fighter (warrior).


Patten has 4 variants: Paten, Patin, Paton and Pattin.

10 more different relations via Patrick, Patton: Packey, Paddey, Pat, Patrece, Patric, Patrik, Patryk, Pats, Patsy and Patty.

Creative forms:
(male) Palten, Pasten, ..

(female) Patden, Patpen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Patten Nazir (P.N.), ..

How popular is Patten?

Patten is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2880 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Patten (outside Top 2000) are Pat, Patric, Patrick (#164 the previous year), Patrik, Patryk and Patsy. Usage of these forms of Patten was more pronounced among parents during 1960-1969 (median #1234) and has become significantly lower since (#1694, 80% less usage), with forms such as Patsy becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pat, Patric, Patrick, Patryk, Patsy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Patten is pronounced similarly to Payton and Peyton. Other suggested similar names are Barten, Cotten, Dalten, Dayten, Eatton, Galten, Halten (see Halton), Hutten, Lathen, Litten, Lytten, Manten (see Manton), Marten, Matteo, Nathen, Paden, Parken, Parton, Paxten, Paxton, Paxtun, Pitney, Pittney (see Pitney), Potter, Tayten and Varten. Like Patten, these names are not commonly used.

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