A name that works for any gender, Patty has broken through the nickname barrier as a loveable personal title. Patty’s upbeat vibe makes it a name not to be underestimated, for underneath that cheerful chime is an age-old history of nobility. Derived from Patrick and Patricia, Patty ultimately comes from the Latin Patricius, a title meaning “noble” and “Patrician,” once reserved for elite families in Ancient Rome. Patrick, Patricia, Pat, and Patty are popular in Ireland, usually in honor of Saint Patrick—one of Ireland’s patron saints. Whether nodding to Irish ancestry or in love with Patty’s vintage charm, a name whose very definition is “noble” won’t lead you astray.
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