Meaning:Patrician, nobleman; Of noble lineage, ancestry
Pat is a sure winner if you’d like a cute gender-neutral name for baby that will blossom with age. Pat comes from the Latin Patricius, meaning “patrician,” “nobleman,” and “of noble lineage, ancestry,” and is the short form of Patrick and Patricia. A revered title in Ancient Rome, Patricius was reserved for the noble and elite. Over the ages, the name spread throughout Europe and became a staple in many countries. Notable bearers of this name are Saint Patrick of Ireland and Saint Patricia of Naples. Patrick has been in the top 25 names charts in Ireland since 1964, with many people opting to be called Pat for short. Charming and playful, Pat is a versatile choice for your little one.

Famous People Named Pat

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  • Pat Cash
    Tennis Player
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