In English, a man's name meaning "a patrician, or a noble".

Some folks name their kids Patrick because of their Irish background, or after Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Patricks range from the super athletic (such as Patrick Eaves) to the theatrical elite (such as Patrick Swayze) to great political thinkers (such as Patrick Pearse).

Patrick can be shortened to Pat and Paddy, and can be feminized as Patty, Pat, or Patricia. There are over three dozen different translations for the name.

Patrick is an iconic name for the Irish people, especially the Irish men, though Russians, Dutchmen, and others who aren't necesarily Irish or Irish-related have been named Patrick, too.

Interestingly, the accredited source of the name, Saint Patrick, wasn't Irish at all! He was actually a Roman citizen of Britain.
There have been several PATRICKs throughout history. Saint Patrick was a great Scottish missionary, Patrick Pearse wrote plays and supported the Easter Rising, and Paddy Bradley's an Irish footballer.

As for me, Patrick, I hope to become a great actor and singer. Maybe even a writer or director.
by GenghisKhan44 August 18, 2009
1. A cute, loveable, sweet, man hunk that if you ever let go of, you'll regret.
2. One of the sweetest gay gingers you'll ever meet
3. The type of gay guy that everyone is shocked when he comes out of the closet, despite showing hundreds of signs, which causes more girls to ask him out than usual.
4. Type of guy that every girl and guy loves to flirt with. Half the time, he's oblivious. It makes it so much fun, because he's so much more cute that way!
5. Irish and likely Scottish name, commonly given to males. A Saint has this name.
1. Jack: I think Patrick just broke up with me....
Lorraine: Really? Boy, you lost a damn nice piece of ass!
2. 3. Audrey: I wish Patrick was straight, I mean, he's so sweet!
Patricia: He's gay? My god, how'd that happen?
Rory: Patricia, it's like he tells everyone, "He's always been gay"
Audrey: Time to add that to the list of girls that think Patrick's straight
2. 3. 4. Jasmine: I just flirted with Patrick!
Adam: Really, how did it go?
Jasmine: He thought I was just being friendly.
Adam: How so?
Jasmine: When I tried to kiss him, he told me he just wants to be friends.
Adam: Why? You're a great girl!
Jasmine: He told me he's gay...
Adam: Really? I better go get some of that!
by entertwinedTangents June 20, 2011
A person who actually thinks that the word 'bae' means shit in Danish.
You're Patrick for thinking that.
by whoisthatohmygod October 31, 2014
The sweetest guy in the world. All the girls want him because he's just that awesome. He doesn't have to fight them off because his girlfriend does it for him. Is often associated with Patrick Star from Spongebob.
Sally: OMG! your boyfriend is such a patrick!
by GoodyTwoShoes5 May 15, 2011
a drunken clown.
hey look it's patrick quinn , he's a drunk clown.
by fkjlfdgijkrkortyg November 18, 2010
A big cocky asshole, has a very small penis. He may seem charming at first but he really isn't. He's kind of a prick. He is smart. He doesn't really know how to be committed.
Men can be Patricks sometimes.
by A sibling January 06, 2014
A big, fat, pink, stupid starfish from Spongebob Squarepants. He can't do anything right. He sits around with a stupid sponge all day.
Person 1: Leo is such a Patrick. He's so fat and stupid.
Person 2: Ya, and pink.
by chickencreation September 15, 2012
the man all the ladies love! super nice, considerate, a gentleman (sometimes) Very cute
oooooooh she is so lucky to be with patrick!
by vcp123 May 07, 2011

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