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Gender: M Meaning of Patterson: "son of Peter" Origin of Patterson: English

Patterson is an upscale name worth considering if you're looking to continue a line of Peters, but soundalike Paterson is a downscale city in New Jersey.

Famous People Named Patterson

Patterson Hood, lead singer of American band Drive-By Truckers
James Patterson, American novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Patterson

The Pattersons, family in comic strip "For Better or for Worse"
Sandy Bigelow Patterson, from movie "Identify Thief"
Guy Patterson, protagonist in movie That Thing You Do!

Patteson, Pattison, Paterson