Pádraig

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Pádraig
Pronunciation[ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ] and other variants
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameIrish
MeaningNoble
Region of originIreland, Irish diaspora
Other names
Related namesPádraic, Patrick

Pádraig (Irish: [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ]), Pádraic (Irish: [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəc]) or Páraic (Irish: [ˈpˠaːɾˠəc]) 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 Páidín (Anglicised as "Podge" and "Paddy"); the latter Anglicisation 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:

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