While you may assume Patrick is an Irish name (perhaps due to a certain holiday filled with pots of gold at the end of the rainbow?), it’s actually of Latin origin. Saint Patrick (whose original name was Sucat), adopted his name when he became a missionary to Ireland. He is now the patron saint of Ireland, and there are numerous legends about him. Of course his feast day of March 17 is commonly known as the holiday of shamrocks and wearing o’ the green.


  • english:
  • irish:
  • latin: Noble, patrician

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Patrick Dempsey, Actor Patrick Stewart, Actor Patrick Swayze, Basketball player Patrick Ewing

Celebrity Babies:

Son of John F. Kennedy, Son of Tom Berenger, Son of John Wayne, Son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver