WDYT of the name Patrick?

[name_m]Patrick[/name_m] is a male given name derived from the Latin name [name_m]Patricius[/name_m] (patrician, i.e. nobleman). Alternative meanings could be derived from Old [name_f]English[/name_f] elements “Pǣga”, meaning unknown, and “rīce”, meaning ruler.


I would definitely claim St Patricks [name_u]Day[/name_u] as my own personal holiday if it were my name. :joy: Its nice!


Absolutely love [name_m]Patrick[/name_m] he’s so handsome, strong and wholesome with a fun upbeat vibe! I really like the idea of [name_m]Patch[/name_m] as a nickname for a little boy named [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]. He’s great always had a soft spot for [name_m]Patrick[/name_m].

Also love @hellobanjo comment!


[name_m]Patrick[/name_m] is a lovely name, I think! It’s classic & friendly, cute on a little one and good balance of sturdy and relaxed for an adult.

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Totally lovely! Gorgeously Irish and very sturdy. I love [name_u]Paddy[/name_u] as a nickname. [name_f]Cozy[/name_f] sounds all around.

[name_m]Patrick[/name_m] is pretty cool - solid yet fun and snappy - it has a tiny bit ‘dated’ feel but not in a bad way at all. Also [name_m]Patrick[/name_m] ‘Pat’ from BBC Ghosts is cool :slight_smile:

I love [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]!

I find the Latin etymology far more convincing, as it was the name [name_u]Saint[/name_u] [name_m]Patrick[/name_m] adopted upon becoming a bishop, and the church used ecclesiastical Latin. I don’t much like it, though. It feels so… Oily. Idk.

I quite like [name_m]Patrick[/name_m] but it doesn’t feel very young to me, I went to school with 4 Patricks, two went by [name_u]Pat[/name_u], one by [name_u]Paddy[/name_u] and the other the full [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]. It’s strong, sturdy and known without being overwhelmingly common which does tick several of my boxes.

I’ve always liked it, it’s handsome and strong. It feels slightly dated, but not a big deal. Would love to meet more sweet little baby Patricks in the future!

I love [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]! It’s classic without being overused, and very handsome! :heart:

I like Patrick!

Great classic name. Very handsome, never overused or dated.

I know a young Patrick who is about 18 months old! It seemed odd at first to me, but it has grown on me :slight_smile:

I love [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]! And [name_u]Paddy[/name_u] is so cute. Unfortunately I can’t use it because of the last name (:sob::rage:) but I definitely think it’s an underrated classic.

I adore [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]!

I think it’s a solid name with a lot of character, but it does make me think of an older person. I know someone named [name_m]Padraig[/name_m] who’s nickname as a child was [name_u]Pip[/name_u], which definitely makes me like the name more