Origin of the name PATRICK.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name PATRICK.
name derived from Latin Patricius,
meaning "noble, patrician." Patricia
is the feminine form. Usage: America, Australia, Canada, England,
France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales.
Patrick de Gayardon (d. 1998), was a French skydiver,
skysurfer, and a BASE jumper. Patrick Franciscus Maria Faber, a
former Dutch field hockey player. Patrick Joseph "Pat"
Buchanan, an American author, syndicated columnist, and Republican
political commentator. Patrick Cargill (d. 1996), was a British
actor. Patrick Jones, a Welsh poet, playwright, and filmmaker. (Wiki)
... The earlier Irish, however,
were far too respectful to their apostle to call themselves by his name,
but were all Mael-Patraic, the shaveling, or pupil of Patrick, or
Giolla-Patraic, the servant of Patrick. This latter, passing to
Scotland with the mission of St. Columba, turned into the Gospatric, or
Cospatrick, the boy (gossoon or garçon) of Patrick, Earls of
Galloway; and in both countries the surname Gilpatrick, or Kilpatrick, has
arisen from it.
Afterwards these nations left off the humble prefix,
and came to call themselves Padhrig
in Ireland, Patrick in Scotland;... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)