Patrick

First Name
673k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
61k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Patrick

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
Wiktionary

The name of an Irish saint born in Britain, from Latin Patricius "patrician".

  1. A male given name.

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

Notable Persons Named Patrick

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Patrick

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.

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Saint was born in Great Britain.

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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.

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Danica Patrick is a nascar driver.

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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.

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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.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 248 0 248 #67 boy name
1881 188 0 188 #75 boy name
1882 249 0 249 #70 boy name
1883 213 0 213 #75 boy name
1884 222 0 222 #78 boy name
1885 217 0 217 #77 boy name
1886 249 0 249 #72 boy name
1887 218 0 218 #76 boy name
1888 245 0 245 #81 boy name
1889 236 0 236 #74 boy name
1890 227 0 227 #75 boy name
1891 212 0 212 #77 boy name
1892 234 0 234 #86 boy name
1893 234 0 234 #79 boy name
1894 229 0 229 #85 boy name
1895 233 0 233 #83 boy name
1896 214 0 214 #93 boy name
1897 210 0 210 #87 boy name
1898 219 0 219 #93 boy name
1899 221 0 221 #86 boy name
1900 285 0 285 #89 boy name
1901 181 0 181 #93 boy name
1902 203 0 203 #98 boy name
1903 210 0 210 #92 boy name
1904 232 6 226 #97 boy name
1905 193 0 193
1906 213 0 213 #100 boy name
1907 215 0 215
1908 216 0 216
1909 199 0 199
1910 254 0 254
1911 272 0 272
1912 431 0 431
1913 502 0 502
1914 633 0 633
1915 705 0 705
1916 802 0 802
1917 842 6 836
1918 876 5 871
1919 823 7 816
1920 882 5 877
1921 1,001 0 1,001
1922 1,026 7 1,019
1923 1,066 11 1,055
1924 1,129 8 1,121
1925 1,159 6 1,153
1926 1,236 15 1,221
1927 1,265 12 1,253
1928 1,335 14 1,321
1929 1,453 11 1,442
1930 1,547 15 1,532
1931 1,586 16 1,570
1932 1,590 11 1,579
1933 1,582 11 1,571
1934 1,710 7 1,703
1935 1,670 5 1,665
1936 1,868 12 1,856 #100 boy name
1937 2,097 8 2,089 #94 boy name
1938 2,299 9 2,290 #88 boy name
1939 2,548 16 2,532 #79 boy name
1940 2,894 11 2,883 #74 boy name
1941 3,175 20 3,155 #70 boy name
1942 3,820 16 3,804 #64 boy name
1943 3,861 14 3,847 #69 boy name
1944 3,898 16 3,882 #64 boy name
1945 3,870 15 3,855 #63 boy name
1946 5,327 21 5,306 #59 boy name
1947 6,647 26 6,621 #53 boy name
1948 7,210 19 7,191 #48 boy name
1949 8,100 26 8,074 #39 boy name
1950 8,204 22 8,182 #38 boy name
1951 8,786 29 8,757 #39 boy name
1952 9,206 30 9,176 #37 boy name
1953 9,493 23 9,470 #39 boy name
1954 9,942 22 9,920 #38 boy name
1955 9,889 24 9,865 #41 boy name
1956 10,362 28 10,334 #40 boy name
1957 10,381 41 10,340 #41 boy name
1958 10,259 26 10,233 #42 boy name
1959 10,589 38 10,551 #43 boy name
1960 10,416 45 10,371 #45 boy name
1961 11,085 31 11,054 #39 boy name
1962 10,532 43 10,489 #40 boy name
1963 12,111 43 12,068 #35 boy name
1964 14,762 58 14,704 #30 boy name
1965 12,994 47 12,947 #31 boy name
1966 12,473 55 12,418 #31 boy name
1967 13,043 67 12,976 #30 boy name
1968 13,140 80 13,060 #30 boy name
1969 12,740 53 12,687 #31 boy name
1970 11,821 75 11,746 #33 boy name
1971 10,872 63 10,809 #35 boy name
1972 9,350 68 9,282 #35 boy name
1973 8,522 41 8,481 #37 boy name
1974 8,196 56 8,140 #38 boy name
1975 8,111 49 8,062 #39 boy name
1976 7,678 37 7,641 #41 boy name
1977 8,359 46 8,313 #40 boy name
1978 8,897 52 8,845 #42 boy name
1979 10,058 71 9,987 #39 boy name
1980 10,427 75 10,352 #38 boy name
1981 10,447 58 10,389 #38 boy name
1982 10,769 71 10,698 #37 boy name
1983 10,951 76 10,875 #37 boy name
1984 11,607 93 11,514 #36 boy name
1985 11,713 77 11,636 #37 boy name
1986 11,465 66 11,399 #39 boy name
1987 11,229 88 11,141 #41 boy name
1988 11,474 85 11,389 #42 boy name
1989 12,039 56 11,983 #38 boy name
1990 12,415 42 12,373 #36 boy name
1991 12,452 38 12,414 #35 boy name
1992 11,432 29 11,403 #39 boy name
1993 9,885 30 9,855 #44 boy name
1994 9,352 21 9,331 #42 boy name
1995 8,693 20 8,673 #43 boy name
1996 8,208 15 8,193 #44 boy name
1997 7,499 11 7,488 #50 boy name
1998 6,745 12 6,733 #57 boy name
1999 6,454 10 6,444 #63 boy name
2000 6,304 10 6,294 #68 boy name
2001 5,792 6 5,786 #72 boy name
2002 5,161 9 5,152 #79 boy name
2003 4,797 8 4,789 #91 boy name
2004 4,455 15 4,440 #100 boy name
2005 4,052 10 4,042
2006 3,949 5 3,944
2007 3,740 7 3,733
2008 3,340 6 3,334
2009 3,253 5 3,248
2010 3,129 0 3,129
2011 2,867 5 2,862
2012 2,810 0 2,810
2013 2,593 0 2,593
2014 2,670 0 2,670
2015 2,525 0 2,525
2016 2,344 0 2,344

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Popularity of Patrick as a first name

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Popularity of Patrick as a last name

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Common last names for Patrick

  • Murphy
  • Kelly
  • Sullivan
  • Walsh
  • Ryan
  • Obrien
  • Smith
  • Oconnor
  • Gallagher
  • Mccarthy
  • Burke
  • Collins
  • Lynch
  • Odonnell
  • Martin
  • Flynn
  • Oneill
  • Murray

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

  • How Popular is the name Patrick? Patrick is the 84th 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 672,964 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 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Patrick ranks 22nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 71 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Patrick: Your name in reverse order is Kcirtap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atcprki. 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.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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