US Popularity:14980
Other Origin(s):British, Celtic, Irish
Meaning:Son of Patrick; Son of Peter
Full of history and charm, Patterson is a wonderful choice if you’re looking for a name to honor baby’s strong Celtic heritage. Meaning “son of Peter” or “son of Patrick” is quite a meaningful moniker to pay homage to a person in baby’s life called Peter or Patrick. It was once a popular surname that originated in Scotland, Ireland, and England, and over time has turned into a sweet given name that can easily be shortened to Pat or Paddy. Variations of the name include Paitson or Pattinson, which Twilight lovers might recognize from movie star Robert Pattinson. With a name like Patterson, baby will always remember where they came from.

Famous People Named Patterson

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  • Floyd Patterson

Patterson Name Popularity Data

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in 2020
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