Meaning and Origin of: Patrick

Patrick meaning and origin

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Noble one

What Does the Name Patrick Mean and Stand For? 

The Name Patrick comes from the Latin name Patricius, meaning "nobleman." It has roots in Scottish and Irish, coming from the Gaelic Mac Phádraig "son of Patrick."

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phádraig ‘son of Patrick’, a personal name derived from Latin Patricius ‘son of a noble father’, ‘member of the patrician class’. In Ireland the surname is usually Scottish in origin, but it is also found as a shortened form of Mulpatrick and Fitzpatrick.

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What Does the Name Patrick Mean?

The name Patrick is a boy name of Latin origin, coming from Patricius which meant "nobleman." 

In the 5th century, the name Patrick was adopted by Saint Patrick, the Romano-Briton who became the apostle and patron saint of Ireland. It was largely due to his fame that the personal name was so popular from the Middle Ages onward. 

How Popular is the Name Patrick? 

Patrick is the 205th most popular name in the United States, according to Social Security Administration data. Since the year 2000, the name has been slowly decreasing in popularity. However, it is the 26th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com. 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Patrick was at its peak popularity in February 2020. 

Popularity of the Name Patrick in the United States 

Patrick was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Kansas 
  • Missouri 
  • District of Columbia 
  • Massachusetts 
  • Virginia 

Famous People Named Patrick and Patrick in Pop Culture 

Famous Patricks include actors Patrick Stewart, Patrick Dempsey, Patrick Wilson, and Patrick Swayze. 

Patrick is a popular name for entertainment characters, appearing in SpongeBob SquarePants, American Psycho, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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