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Paton - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Paton
P-A-T-O-N, is a 5-letter male given name.
Meaning of Paton
Warrior's town, from pacca's town.
Origin of Paton
The name 'Paton' is of Scottish origin. It is derived from the Scottish surname 'Paton', which itself is a variant of the name 'Patterson'. The surname 'Paton' is derived from the given name 'Pat', which is a short form of 'Patrick'. 'Patrick' is a name of Latin origin, derived from the Latin name 'Patricius', meaning 'noble' or 'patrician'.
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Popularity of Paton
The popularity of the name 'Paton' has been relatively low. It has not ranked among the top names in any significant way. It is considered to be a rare and uncommon name choice.
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Etymology of Paton

The name 'Paton' is derived from the Scottish surname 'Paton', which is a variant of 'Patterson'. 'Patterson' is a patronymic surname, meaning it is derived from the name of an ancestor. In this case, 'Patterson' means 'son of Patrick'. The name 'Patrick' itself is derived from the Latin name 'Patricius', meaning 'noble' or 'patrician'.

Cultural Significance of Paton

The name 'Paton' does not hold significant cultural or historical significance. It is a name that has been used primarily as a surname in Scottish culture. However, like many surnames used as given names, it may carry a sense of familial or ancestral pride for those who bear it.