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What does Patterson mean?

Patterson Pronunciation of Patterson as a boys' name is of Scottish and Old English origin, and the meaning of Patterson is "son of Patrick; son of Peter".

ASSOCIATED WITH Pa-, -son, scottish, old english


VARIANTS Paterson, Pattison



Patterson Layne (P.L.), ..

How popular is Patterson?

Patterson is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#104 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Patterson has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Patterson is pronounced similarly to Peterson. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anderson, Atherton, Camaeron, Cameron, Carson, Dottson, Eatton, Emerson, Garretson, Garson, Gerson, Henderson, Jameson, Jamieson, Jefferson, Jepherson, Kameron, Karson, Larson, Mandelson (see Mandel), Palmerston, Parson, Parsons, Parton, Paten, Paton, Patten, Pattin, Patton, Paulson, Paxten, Paxton, Payton, Pearson, Person, Persons, Pierson, Piersson, Potter, Sanderson, Saunderson, Stetson and Watson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Patterson.

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