Patrick: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Patrick

Patrick

Pronunciation: PAT-rik (key)

Origin of the name Patrick:

Derived from the Latin patricius (a patrician, a nobleman). The name was made famous by St. Patrick (c. 385 - 461), a Christian Breton and Roman citizen who was a missionary to and patron saint of Ireland.

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Comments and insights on the name Patrick: | Edit

In the Irish language, "Patrick" is spelled "Padraig" or "Padraigh." There should be a "fada" on the first "a" - elongating the sound to "aw" as in "Paw drug."

Patrick is my five-year-old son's name. His middle name is John, after his father, Johnathan. We often call him Pat, as Rick or Ricky just doesn't seem to fit him.

Personal experiences with the name Patrick: | Edit

I fell in love with a Patrick, and he broke my heart.

My Patrick is a keeper! In my personal experiences, I have not known very many younger Patrick's...It's a very common middle name instead. However, I have known many women who go by the name Pat.

I always thought Patrick was a good name for a son born in October... maybe if I have a son born in Oct., I'll name him Patrick :).

Nicknames for Patrick: | Edit

Pat, Patty, Paddy, Rick, Trick, Patch

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Famous real-life people named Patrick: | Edit

Saint Patrick of Ireland
Patrick Dempsey, American actor
Patrick Swayze, American actor
Patrick Kielty, Irish comedian
Patrick Wilson, American actor
Patrick Quirk (@patrickquirky)- Canadian internet personality
Neil Patrick Harris, American actor

Patrick in song, story & screen: | Edit

Patrick, SpongeBob's starfish friend
Patrick O'Brian, secret identity of Plastic Man in DC comics
Patrick Jane, (portrayed by Simon Baker) is the protagonist on T.V. series "The Mentalist."

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