Patrick name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Patrick mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Patrick

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Patrick is of English origin and means "Noble,the best,lover of children,noble man,nobleman".
  2. A submission from Ghana says the name Patrick means "Strong spirit, strong heart, noble man" and is of African origin.
  3. 3 people from all over the world agree the name Patrick is of Irish origin and means "Nobleman".
  4. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Patrick means "Noble man. Or. Son of a noble man".
  5. A submission from Nigeria says the name Patrick means "Noble man.they often possess a very romantic personality".
  6. 5 people from all over the world agree the name Patrick is of Irish origin and means "Noble".
  7. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Patrick means "Noble and brave [any irish and proud- St.Paddy/Patrick] it is gaelic-irish. nothing else. be lucky" and is of Irish origin.
  8. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Patrick is of Gaelic origin and means "Noble King".
  9. 2 submissions from Ireland and Singapore agree the name Patrick means "Servant of god" and is of Welsh / Roman origin.
  10. A submission from Tanzania, United Republic of says the name Patrick means "Meaning of Patrick, Servant of God".
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  1. Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
  1. A male given name from Latin Patricius (“patrician”), the name of an early Irish saint.
  2. An English patronymic surname​.
  3. A village in Queensland, Australia; named for Patrick Creek, itself for Patrick, an Aboriginal assistant to Frederick Walker, Commandant of the Native Police.
  4. A parish of the Isle of Man.
  5. A town in South Carolina, United States; named for railroad official John T. Patrick.
  6. An unincorporated community in Nevada, United States; named for rancher Patrick McCarran.

Patrick was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Patrick

Notable Persons Named Patrick

Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart is an actor and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to present. Patrick was born on July 13th, 1940 in Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze was an actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. He was most prominent from 1979 to 2009. Patrick was given the name Patrick Wayne Swayze by his parent Patsy Swayze on August 18th, 1952 in Houston, Texas, U.S. He died on September 14th, 2009.

Patrick Wilson

He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Patrick was given the name Patrick Joseph Wilson on July 3rd, 1973 in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.

Patrick J. Adams

Patrick J. Adams is an actor and photographer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Patrick was given the name Patrick Johannes Adams on August 27th, 1981 in Toronto.

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey is an actor and race car driver. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Patrick was given the name Patrick Galen Dempsey on January 13th, 1966 in Lewiston, Maine, U.S.

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Patrick was given the name Patrick John Warburton on November 14th, 1964 in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.

  • Patrick Schwarzenegger
    Model (people)
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • Patrick Ewing
    Basketball Player
  • Patrick Vieira
    Soccer Player
  • Patrick Henry
    Governor of Virginia
  • Patrick Kennedy
  • Pat Buchanan
  • Patrick Leahy
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Patrick Stump
  • Tinie Tempah
  • Paddy Considine
  • Patrick Fugit
  • Patrick McGoohan
  • Pat Sajak
    Television Personality

Notable Persons With the Last Name Patrick

Notable Persons With the Last Name Patrick

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra is an actress, model, dancer, television personality, singer, entertainer, singing, and entertainment. She was most active from 1990 to present. Carmen was given the name Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20th, 1972 in Sharonville, Ohio, U.S. Carmen is also known as Tara Patrick, Patrick, and Tara Leigh.

Saint Patrick

Saint was born in Great Britain.

Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick is an actor. He was most active from 1986 to present. Robert was given the name Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr. on November 5th, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia.

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick is a nascar driver.

Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick is a United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division and United States Assistant Attorney Generalfor theCivil Rights Division. Deval was born on July 31st, 1956 in Chicago.

Nolan Patrick

Nolan Patrick is a hockey player for the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League. Nolan was born on September 19th, 1998 in Winnipeg.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Patrick U.S.
  White 73.73% 64.26%
  African American 20.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.03% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Patrick

People with the last name Patrick are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Patrick

  • What name lists does Patrick rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Patrick? Patrick is the 86th most popular name of all time. As a last name Patrick was the 552nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Patrick have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 679,339 babies born with the first name Patrick in the United States. That's more than enough people named Patrick to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Patrick? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 248 new born babies.
  • When was Patrick first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Patrick is Friday, October 29th, 1858.
  • What year had the most people named Patrick born? The highest recorded use of the first name Patrick was in 1964 with a total of 14,704 babies. That's a lot of babies named Patrick!
  • Random Patrick Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Patrick ranks 35th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 289 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Patrick: The name spelled backwards is Kcirtap. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iaptcrk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Patrick? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 60,845 people with the last name Patrick.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Patrick? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 21 of them will have Patrick as their last name.
  • Patrick name meaning

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