Other Origin(s):Gaelic
Meaning:Son of the Devotee of St. Patrick; Son of the nobleman
Typically a surname, Fitzpatrick is a wonderful choice for celebrating baby's Celtic heritage. It is the anglicized version of the Gaelic Mac Giolla Phádraig, which means "Son of the Devotee of St. Patrick," and was borne by hereditary kings of a medieval Irish kingdom. As a given name, Fitzpatrick is thought to mean "son of the nobleman," making it an ideal choice that can honor baby's Irish and Gaelic lineage. It can be easily shortened to Patrick, Pat, or Paddy as a doting nickname that has a fun and charming energy.
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