Meaning and Origin of: Patterson

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Noble one

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and northern English : patronymic from a pet form of Pate, a short form of Patrick.
  • Irish : in Ulster of English or Scottish origin; in County Galway, a surname taken by bearers of Gaelic Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casán), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane.