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Gender: Male Meaning of Paterson: "son of Peter" Origin of Paterson: English

The name Paterson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Peter". Paterson and is often added to lists like Surname Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Paterson

Paterson Joseph, British actor

Pop Culture References for the name Paterson

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