Gender: Female Meaning of Patsy: "noble, patrician" Origin of Patsy: English, diminutive of Patricia

Patsy Origin and Meaning

The name Patsy is a girl's name of English origin meaning "noble, patrician".

This sassy, spunky name was used for the mostly Irish jump-roping pigtailed girls of the thirties and forties -- and some Irish and Italian boys as well. Its most noted bearer was iconic country music singer Patsy Cline (born Virginia), and was sighted most recently in the Ab Fab movie. After reaching Number 52 in the late thirties, it dropped off the list completely in 1970--and we're not anticipating a return.

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Pop Culture References for the name Patsy

Patsie, Patsey, Patsi


Hero_Phoebus Says:


British actress Patsy Palmer bears this name. She played Bianca Jackson in EastEnders.

mill1020 Says:


Kind of like this for a nickname to Patricia.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Not really a fan of any -atsy or -etsy ending names (Hatsy, Patsy, Betsy)

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Absolutely Fabulous transformed this name from a tired, bogged down dusty choice to a rather boisterous, charming and sophisticated option.

CocoWhite Says:


Adorable, but it sounds like the name of a six-year-old.