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What does Patten mean?

Patten Pronunciation of Patten 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)


VARIANTS Pattin, Paton, Patin, Paten

OTHER FORMS VIA PATRICK, PATTON Packey, Paddey, Pat, Patrece, Patric, Patrik, Patryk, Pats, Patsy, Patty



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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?

Prominent alternative forms of Patten (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Pat, Patric, Patrick (#189 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 (#1698, 83% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Patsy becoming less fashionable. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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-sounding 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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