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Patsy

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 15 15 0
1881 12 12 0
1882 17 17 0
1883 20 20 0
1884 21 21 0
1885 21 21 0
1886 25 20 5
1887 20 20 0
1888 22 22 0
1889 25 25 0
1890 15 15 0
1891 22 22 0
1892 20 20 0
1893 22 22 0
1894 31 31 0
1895 27 21 6
1896 23 23 0
1897 22 22 0
1898 41 32 9
1899 27 21 6
1900 61 49 12
1901 42 29 13
1902 44 34 10
1903 36 20 16
1904 48 31 17
1905 70 41 29
1906 50 41 9
1907 56 40 16
1908 77 50 27
1909 72 50 22
1910 99 73 26
1911 142 68 74
1912 218 99 119
1913 212 83 129
1914 268 94 174
1915 368 128 240
1916 381 125 256
1917 437 191 246
1918 459 177 282
1919 467 168 299
1920 482 195 287
1921 560 236 324
1922 584 277 307
1923 631 334 297
1924 818 520 298
1925 994 706 288
1926 1,256 993 263
1927 1,601 1,302 299
1928 1,904 1,624 280
1929 2,294 2,042 252
1930 2,761 2,543 218 #98 girl name
1931 3,091 2,869 222 #83 girl name
1932 3,430 3,254 176 #77 girl name
1933 3,612 3,449 163 #65 girl name
1934 3,875 3,748 127 #59 girl name
1935 3,921 3,797 124 #56 girl name
1936 4,313 4,197 116 #52 girl name
1937 4,340 4,243 97 #54 girl name
1938 4,348 4,256 92 #56 girl name
1939 4,193 4,110 83 #56 girl name
1940 4,157 4,079 78 #57 girl name
1941 4,869 4,789 80 #52 girl name
1942 4,627 4,560 67 #57 girl name
1943 4,419 4,351 68 #61 girl name
1944 3,776 3,728 48 #72 girl name
1945 3,395 3,347 48 #84 girl name
1946 4,065 4,016 49 #86 girl name
1947 4,417 4,345 72 #87 girl name
1948 3,774 3,714 60 #98 girl name
1949 3,399 3,346 53
1950 2,970 2,931 39
1951 2,931 2,898 33
1952 2,865 2,831 34
1953 2,635 2,589 46
1954 2,323 2,280 43
1955 2,059 2,013 46
1956 1,837 1,801 36
1957 1,646 1,609 37
1958 1,471 1,451 20
1959 1,349 1,326 23
1960 1,139 1,107 32
1961 1,050 1,019 31
1962 918 898 20
1963 918 892 26
1964 843 816 27
1965 601 576 25
1966 508 497 11
1967 469 452 17
1968 395 368 27
1969 312 295 17
1970 334 322 12
1971 277 265 12
1972 221 214 7
1973 214 204 10
1974 195 186 9
1975 156 142 14
1976 130 122 8
1977 103 96 7
1978 100 100 0
1979 101 96 5
1980 90 84 6
1981 99 93 6
1982 82 76 6
1983 87 79 8
1984 74 67 7
1985 85 80 5
1986 87 82 5
1987 83 83 0
1988 108 101 7
1989 96 96 0
1990 109 109 0
1991 109 103 6
1992 83 78 5
1993 78 78 0
1994 78 78 0
1995 55 55 0
1996 56 56 0
1997 44 44 0
1998 47 47 0
1999 41 41 0
2000 30 30 0
2001 37 37 0
2002 30 30 0
2003 46 46 0
2004 13 13 0
2005 24 24 0
2006 24 24 0
2007 14 14 0
2008 21 21 0
2009 17 17 0
2010 17 17 0
2011 12 12 0
2012 21 21 0
2013 13 13 0
2014 17 17 0
2015 16 16 0

Fun Facts about the name Patsy

  • How many people with the first name Patsy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 126,974 babies born with the first name Patsy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Patsy to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Patsy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Patsy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Patsy is Friday, June 22nd, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Patsy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Patsy was in 1941 with a total of 4,789 babies. That's a lot of babies named Patsy!
  • Random Patsy Factoid: According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Patsy ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 36 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1938.
  • Weird things about the name Patsy: Your name in reverse order is Ystap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ypsat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Patsy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 276 people with the last name Patsy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Patsy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Patsy as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Patsy as a first name

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Popularity of Patsy as a last name

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Common last names for Patsy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Walker
  • Thompson
  • Young
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Lewis
  • Clark

Common first names for Patsy

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Patsy U.S.
  White 86.59% 64.26%
  African American 2.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 7.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Patsy

People with the last name Patsy are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Patsy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Patsy as well as things modernly associated with the name Patsy such as celebrities named Patsy.

English

Origin and Meaning of Patsy

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the female given name Patricia.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Patrick.

Notable Persons With the Name Patsy

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline was a nashville sound, country music, traditional pop music, rockabilly, country pop, honky-tonk, swing music, and gospel music singing. She plays Piano and Vocals. Her career lasted from 1947 to 1963. Patsy was given the name Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8th, 1932 in Gore, Virginia, U.S. Patsy is also known as Ginny and Patsy. She passed away on March 5th, 1963.

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Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal was an actress. She was most prominent from 1945 to 2009. Patricia was given the name Patsy Louise Neal on January 20th, 1926 in Packard, Kentucky, U.S. She passed away on August 8th, 2010.

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Morgan Fairchild

Morgan Fairchild is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 1967. Morgan was given the name Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3rd, 1950 in Denton, Texas, U.S.

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Patsy Kensit

Patsy Kensit is an actress, singer, and model. She was most active from 1972 to present. Patsy was given the name Patricia Jude Francis Kensit on March 4th, 1968 in Hounslow, London, England.

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Patsy Walker

Patsy Walker is a comics character.

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Patsy Stone

Patsy Stone is a former fashion model, magazine fashion director, buyer for jeremy's, former pornographic actress, model (people), and pornography.

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  • Patricia Blair
    (film)
  • Patsy Mink
    (Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans)
  • Patsy Kelly
    (actress)
  • Patsy Palmer
    (actor)
  • Patsy Gallant
    (singer/songwriter)
  • Patsy Montana
    (singing)
  • Patsy Ruth Miller
    (actress)
  • Patsy Donovan
    (baseball player)
  • Patsy Dougherty
    (athlete)
  • Patsy McGlone
    (Northern Ireland)
  • Patsy Tebeau
    (baseball player)
  • Patsy Burt
    (influential individual)
  • Patsy Ticer
    (Mayor of Alexandria)
  • Patsy Conroy
    (saloon keeper)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Patsy

Keppel and Betty Wilson

Keppel and Betty Wilson is a notable somebody. Keppel was given the name Jack Wilson, Joe Keppel, Betty Knox, Patsy .

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What does the name Patsy mean?

Pis for pastimes, for you have many.

Ais for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

Tis for thoughtful, the caring you.

Sis for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Yis for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

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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.

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