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Boy Name: Patrick

Name: Patrick
Pronunciation: \p(a)-tri-ck, pat-rick\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: patrician, noble
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Baudric
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, Pink
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 42
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 465

Description

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. Padric and Padraic are Irish variants; Patric is French; Patricio is Spanish and Portuguese. 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.

A baby name that sounds like Patrick is Baudric.

View a list of the 14 names that reference Patrick.

Popularity

Patrick is a very popular first name for men (#42 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#465 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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