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In Greek mythology, Patroclus was Achilles’ best friend and, according to some, his lover. Due to the wide fame of Homer's work, it was used as a male first name throughout the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Patroclus may also refer to:
- Patroclus (admiral), a Macedonian admiral in the service of Ptolemy II of Egypt, 3rd century BC
- Patroclus of Bourges, 5th-century Christian saint
- Patroclus of Troyes, 3rd-century Christian saint
- 617 Patroclus, an asteroid
- Patroclus, a bishop of the Ancient Diocese of Arles
- St. Patrokli, Soest, Germany
- Several ships named SS Patroclus
- Son of Heracles by Pyrippe, a daughter of Thespius
- Patroklos, Attica, a private island near Attica, Greece, named after the 3rd c. admiral
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