Padraig

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Pádraig
Pronunciation [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ][citation needed] and other variants
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Irish
Meaning Noble
Region of origin Ireland, Irish diaspora
Other names
Related names Pádraic, Patrick

Pádraig (Irish: [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ]),[citation needed] Pádraic (Irish: [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəc])[citation needed] or Páraic (Irish: [ˈpˠaːɾˠəc])[citation needed] is an Irish male name deriving from the Latin Patricius, meaning "of the patrician class", introduced via the name of Saint Patrick. Patrick is the English version, via Old French.

Diminutives include "Podge" and "Paddy"; the latter is often used, sometimes pejoratively, as a term for Irish people as a whole.

Famous people called Padraic, Pádraig or Pauric[edit]

Variant spellings[edit]

Pádraig is the most popular version of the name, but other variants include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Padraic Colum, "The King of Ireland's Son"

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