"son of Peter"

Paterson Origin and Meaning

The name Paterson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Peter".

Paterson is a surname-name to continue a line of Peters and also the name of a city in New Jersey, hometown of poets William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg.

Famous People Named Paterson

  • Paterson JosephBritish actor

Paterson in Pop Culture

  • "Paterson" poetry collection by William Carlos Williams
  • "Paterson" 2016 film