Patrick

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The name of an Irish saint born in Britain, from Latin Patricius "patrician".

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Patrick

  1. A male given name.
    • 1594 William Shakespeare: Hamlet: Act I, Scene V :
      Yes, by Saint Patrick, but there is, Horatio,
      And much offence, too.
    • 1993 Roddy Doyle: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha: page 138:
      - Are unusual names nice?
      - Yes.
      - Then why am I called Patrick?
      She laughed but only for a little bit. She smiled at me, I think to make sure that I knew she wasn't laughing at me.
      - Because your daddy's called Patrick, she said.
      I liked that, being called after my da.
      - There are five Patricks in our class, I said.
      - Is that right?
      - Patrick Clarke. That's me. Patrick O'Neill. Patrick Redmond. Patrick Genocci. Patrick Flynn.
      - That's a lot, she said. - It's a nice name. Very dignified.
      - Three of them are called Paddy, I told her. - One Pat and one Patrick.

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Danish[edit]

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Patrick

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

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French[edit]

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Patrick

  1. A male given name, the English form of Patrice, quite popular in France.

German[edit]

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Patrick

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

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Norwegian[edit]

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Patrick

  1. A male given name, a popular spelling variant of Patrik.

Swedish[edit]

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Patrick

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling variant of Patrik.