Irish, diminutive of Patrick
"noble, patrician"

Paddy Origin and Meaning

The name Paddy is a boy's name of Irish origin.

Because it's a generic (and often derogatory) term for an Irishman, Paddy fell out of use as a diminutive or given name, though actress Mare Winningham used it not long ago.

Paddy Popularity

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Famous People Named Paddy

  • Patrick George "Paddy" ConsidineEnglish actor and director
  • Jeremy John Durham "Paddy" AshdownBaron Ashdown of Norton,sub,Hamdon, British politician
  • Patrick James "Paddy" McCourtIrish footballer
  • Patrick Francis "Paddy" McGillIrish journalist and politician
  • Sidney Aaron "Paddy" ChayefskyAmerican playwright, screenwriter and novelist
  • Paddy MoloneyIrish musician of band The Chieftains
  • Patrick Joseph "Paddy" McAloonEnglish singer,songwriter of band Prefab Sprout.
  • Mathias 'Paddy' BaulerAmerican politician and Chicago political boss
  • Patrick Joseph "Paddy" McGuinnessEnglish comedian
  • Padraic Pearse "Paddy" McGuinnessAustralian journalist
  • Patrick Michael "Paddy" ClancyIrish musician of the Clancy Brothers
  • Paddy AndrewsIrish footballer
  • Patrick Joseph "Paddy" KennyIrish footballer
  • John Leo "Paddy" DriscollAmerican NFL football player
  • Paddy RyanIrish,American boxer
  • Patrick "Paddy" Mapel (b. 1985)son of actress Mare Winningham; twin of brother Jack
  • Paddy O'Connell (b. 2010)son of Paul O'Connell & Emily O'Leary

Paddy in Pop Culture

  • Paddy Buttoncharacter in "The Blue Lagoon"
  • Paddy Lestrangeson of Emmeline and Richard in "The Blue Lagoon"
  • Nickname for Paddington