Paddy - boys name

Paddy name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 84%

Paddy name meaning:

The name Paddy is a diminutive form of the name Patrick, which is derived from the Latin name Patricius, meaning "noble" or "patrician." Paddy is commonly used as a nickname for boys with the given name Patrick in Ireland and among the Irish diaspora. It has a strong association with Irish culture and is often used to refer to an Irishman.

The name Paddy carries historical and cultural significance in Ireland, as it represents a sense of Irish identity and heritage. It has become a popular and endearing term of affection for Irish boys, reflecting the warm and friendly nature often associated with the Irish people. Paddy can also evoke a sense of playfulness and mischief, capturing the spirit of Irish folklore and storytelling.

Overall, the name Paddy represents Irish pride and charm. It encompasses notions of nobility, Irish heritage, and a lively personality. Using the name Paddy for a boy is a way to honor Irish ancestry and embrace the rich cultural heritage associated with Ireland.

Origin: Irish

Diminutive of Patrick: noble. Paddy is also sometimes used as a slang term for Irishman or for a temper tantrum.

Related names

Patrick , Paddy , Padraic, Padric, Padrig, Padruig, Pat , Patric, Patrice, Patricia , Patrik , Patryk

Other boys names beginning with P


Overall UK ranking: 790 out of 4789

41 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Paddy

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