Patrick: baby boy name meaning and popularity


From the Latin name Patricius, meaning “nobleman.” You’ll wonder if the nobility of the name fits him, seeing as he’ll put his underwear on backwards and his shoes on the wrong feet — but he’ll grow out of it.


Pat, Pats, Patsy, Paddy.

Famous people named Patrick:

Actors Patrick Stewart, Patrick Swayze, Patrick Cassidy, Patrick Dempsey, and Neil Patrick Harris; basketball player Patrick Ewing; game show host Pat Sajak; U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy; singer Patrick Stump.

Fun fact:

Saint Patrick is the fifth-century Irish saint credited with converting his people to Christianity, which is why your Patrick will get rowdy in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. But only once he’s 21, of course.

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