Pat - boys name

Pat name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Pat name meaning:

The name Pat is a unisex name that can be used for both boys and girls. It is a shortened form of the name Patrick, which is derived from the Latin name Patricius, meaning "noble" or "of noble descent." In Irish, the name Padraig or Pádraig is also used, which means "noble" or "patrician."

For boys, the name Pat can be seen as a casual and friendly alternative to the more traditional name Patrick. It carries a sense of familiarity and approachability. The name Pat is often associated with qualities such as kindness, loyalty, and humility. It is a name that can be easily remembered and pronounced, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a simple and straightforward name for their son.

Overall, the name Pat carries a positive connotation, symbolizing noble characteristics and a down-to-earth nature. It is a name that can inspire warmth and trust in those who bear it.

Origin: English

Form of Patrick. Nobleman.


Unisex names

Related names

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

Other boys names beginning with P


Overall UK ranking: 3990 out of 4789

4 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

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Historical popularity of Pat

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