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Patsy - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Patsy
P-A-T-S-Y, is a 5-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Patsy
Meaning of Patsy
Lady of the house.
Origin of Patsy
The name 'Patsy' has its origins in the English language. It is derived from the given name Patrick, which itself comes from the Latin name Patricius. Patrick is a name of ancient Roman origin, meaning 'noble' or 'patrician'.
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Popularity of Patsy
In terms of popularity, 'Patsy' experienced its peak usage in the United States during the mid-20th century. It was most commonly used as a nickname for boys named Patrick. However, its popularity has significantly declined in recent decades, and it is now considered quite rare as a given name.
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Etymology of Patsy

The name 'Patsy' is a diminutive form of Patrick. Diminutives are often used as affectionate or informal versions of a given name. In this case, 'Patsy' is a shortened form of Patrick, showing familiarity and endearment.

Cultural Significance of Patsy

In Irish culture, the name Patrick holds great significance as it is associated with Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to the country and is celebrated on March 17th, known as St. Patrick's Day. However, the diminutive form 'Patsy' does not carry the same cultural weight or significance.