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Pat

First Name
67k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
611
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Pat

"Pat" is a name of English origin, and it means "Noble". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Pat
To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.

Etymology: Cf. G. patschen, Prov. G. patzen, to strike, tap

noun Pat
Senses
  1. A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap.
  2. A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats."It looked like a tessellated work of pats of butter." [Dickens.]
adjective Pat
Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely.

Etymology: Cf. pat a light blow, D. te pas convenient, pat, where pas is fr. F. passer to pass

adverb Pat
In a pat manner.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A light touch or stroke
  2. The sound made by a gentle blow
  3. Hit lightly ("pat him on the shoulder")
  4. Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
  5. Exactly suited to the occasion ("a pat reply")
  6. Having only superficial plausibility
  7. Completely or perfectly ("he has the lesson pat" and "had the system down pat")
Wiktionary
  1. A short form of the female given name Patricia.
  2. A short form of the male given name Patrick.

Notable Persons Named Pat

Pat McAfee is a football player. He has been prominent since 2009. Pat was born on May 2nd, 1987 in Plum, Pennsylvania. Pat is also known as Boomstick".

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Pat Tillman was a football player. Pat was born on November 6th, 1976 in Fremont, California. He died on April 22nd, 2004.

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Pat Benatar is a rock music, hard rock, and pop rock musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1972. Pat was given the name Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10th, 1953.

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Pat Morita was an actor. He was most prominent from 1964 to 2005. Pat was given the name Noriyuki Morita on June 28th, 1932 in Isleton, California, U.S. He died on November 24th, 2005.

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Pat Buchanan is a writer, speechwriter, author, and pundit. Pat was given the name Patrick Joseph Buchanan on November 2nd, 1938 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Pat Boone is a pop music, country music, and gospel music singer-songwriter, actor, motivational speaker, spokesman, and spokesperson. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 1954 to present. Pat was given the name Charles Eugene Boone on June 1st, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Pat

Project Pat is a hip hop music and gangsta rap rapping. His ongoing career started in 1991. Project was given the name Patrick Houston on February 8th, 1973.

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Fat Pat was a hip hop music and southern hip hop rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 1998. Fat was given the name Patrick Lamark Hawkins on December 4th, 1970 in Houston. He passed away on February 3rd, 1998.

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Plain Pat is a hip hop music talent manager, music executive, record producer, and songwriter. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Plain was given the name Patrick Reynolds .

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Pat is an important somebody.

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Gangsta Pat is a hip hop music musician. He has been prominent since 1989. Gangsta was given the name Patrick Hall in 1972. Gangsta is also known as Gangsta Pat.

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Antonio Borja Won Pat was a Speaker of the 1st , 2nd , 4th , 5th , 6th , 7th Guam Legislature, and 7th Guam Legislature. Antonio was born on December 10th, 1908 in Santa Rita, Guam. He passed away on May 1st, 1987.

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How popular is the baby name Pat in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 20 0 20
1882 28 0 28
1883 20 0 20
1884 26 0 26
1885 23 0 23
1886 23 0 23
1887 19 0 19
1888 30 0 30
1889 19 0 19
1890 29 0 29
1891 16 0 16
1892 24 0 24
1893 27 0 27
1894 28 0 28
1895 36 0 36
1896 27 0 27
1897 37 5 32
1898 27 7 20
1899 27 0 27
1900 50 0 50
1901 32 0 32
1902 42 7 35
1903 41 8 33
1904 41 6 35
1905 41 6 35
1906 42 7 35
1907 44 11 33
1908 49 13 36
1909 57 15 42
1910 77 19 58
1911 70 21 49
1912 106 31 75
1913 120 30 90
1914 173 45 128
1915 212 46 166
1916 240 63 177
1917 237 52 185
1918 285 70 215
1919 257 77 180
1920 282 78 204
1921 298 75 223
1922 325 96 229
1923 339 112 227
1924 399 158 241
1925 492 198 294
1926 634 337 297
1927 694 407 287
1928 819 458 361
1929 961 597 364
1930 1,106 734 372
1931 1,332 926 406
1932 1,511 1,061 450
1933 1,526 1,147 379
1934 1,677 1,204 473
1935 1,783 1,326 457
1936 1,764 1,343 421
1937 2,012 1,529 483
1938 1,953 1,533 420
1939 2,105 1,659 446
1940 2,345 1,863 482
1941 2,430 1,900 530
1942 2,359 1,825 534
1943 2,359 1,840 519
1944 2,087 1,592 495
1945 2,012 1,520 492
1946 2,496 1,872 624
1947 2,541 1,823 718
1948 1,845 1,248 597
1949 1,163 667 496
1950 825 441 384
1951 641 326 315
1952 629 300 329
1953 554 248 306
1954 602 292 310
1955 687 358 329
1956 853 434 419
1957 1,446 813 633
1958 1,893 1,044 849
1959 1,950 1,001 949
1960 1,756 756 1,000
1961 1,539 610 929
1962 1,314 484 830
1963 1,048 311 737
1964 1,021 273 748
1965 682 163 519
1966 517 106 411
1967 432 78 354
1968 353 63 290
1969 268 41 227
1970 227 35 192
1971 185 46 139
1972 121 27 94
1973 117 30 87
1974 81 28 53
1975 78 17 61
1976 65 15 50
1977 57 16 41
1978 53 15 38
1979 45 13 32
1980 36 10 26
1981 32 0 32
1982 36 10 26
1983 36 12 24
1984 28 7 21
1985 27 6 21
1986 29 10 19
1987 26 6 20
1988 21 0 21
1989 24 6 18
1990 20 0 20
1991 31 6 25
1992 21 0 21
1993 8 0 8
1994 9 0 9
1995 14 0 14
1997 6 0 6
1998 7 0 7
2000 6 0 6
2002 5 0 5
2003 5 0 5
2005 6 0 6
2006 11 0 11
2013 5 0 5
2014 5 0 5

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Popularity of Pat as a first name

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Popularity of Pat as a last name

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Common last names for Pat

  • Smith
  • Murphy
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Kelly
  • Sullivan
  • Patterson
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pat U.S.
  White 30.93% 64.26%
  African American 6.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 7.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 28.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pat

People with the last name Pat are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Pat

  • How Popular is the name Pat? Pat is the 834th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pat was the 36,585th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pat have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 66,856 babies born with the first name Pat in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pat to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pat? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Pat first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pat is Wednesday, March 31st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Pat born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pat was in 1941 with a total of 1,900 babies. That's a lot of babies named Pat!
  • Random Pat Factoid: According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pat ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 22 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1933.
  • Weird things about the name Pat: Your name in reverse order is Tap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tap. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pat? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 611 people with the last name Pat.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pat? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pat as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.