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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Patricia
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Patricia in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Patricia:
Records indicate that 3,850 boys in the United States have been named Patricia since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1942, when 158 people in the U.S. were given the name Patricia. Those people are now 74 years old.
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Comments about the name Patricia
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8 Positive Comments
"Patricia or Patti. Patricia formally and in my career, Patti to my family and close friends, but I despise being called Pat." Mar. 28, 2015:
"My mom decided to spell my name Patrisha so its been misspelled one too many times lol but the older I get, the more I love my name... its not very common so growing up I thought it was horrible but now its quite beautiful. (thanks mom!) oh and also, my middle name is Maree', which I adore :)" Feb. 17, 2011:
"Hi I'm Patricia, haha, a girl. And I would just like to say that sometimes I get nicknames ,not all of them I like. When I was in elementary school I was in a clique and my nickname would be "pacific" , silly right? Well I only got that nickname because no "cute" nicknames started with a "P" .Well now in middle school one of my friends pronounces my name in Spanish I guess that is great because since I am Hispanic my parents pronounce my name the same way. But, my entire family(brothers sisters parents niece and nephew)call me Paty for short and they also pronounce this in Spanish .I don't mind being called Paty but, when I was younger people in school would terrorize me because of my name, they'd call me Patrick etc.)Both my first and middle name I guess clash, what do you think? Sincerely, Patricia Isabel." Jul. 7, 2010:
"Very original and rare... Loove it! Not to mention the joy of sharing it with great people like Patti Smith. Or the pleasure of having a unisex nickname like PAT (very useful to have a unisex nickname, believe me!)" Apr. 27, 2007:
"My name is Patricia. In all of my years I have never heard of a male named Patricia, I have a cousin named Patrick and I know other men named Patrick. I don't mind being called Patricia now but most people call me Pat, or if they've knowen me most of my life, Patty." Nov. 30, 2006:
"my friends calls me pati and i would like to meet others with the same name" Jun. 8, 2006:
"very few people that i know are named patricia. in all of my 20 years in school, i've only met 2 peolple with the same name. my teachers and friends always spell it incorrectly, putting 'trish' in the middle(patrisha) i was even nick-named 'foot', because of the nick-name patty, which transfers to pata meaning 'foot' in spanish." Nov. 30, 2005:
"Hi, my name's Patricia. I've a colleague in Belgium named Patrick. Usually they address me as Patrick as well, as it is the same as Patricia in Flemish." Jul. 27, 2005:
6 Negative Comments
"DO NOT name your daughter and especially not your son Patricia. There are too many ways to shorten it and Pat is so unfeminine. I'm Patricia but I have always been a Pat and it stinks." Dec. 25, 2015:
"why do people assume its okay to call you "Pat"?.. i don't get it//" Oct. 11, 2014:
"Can someone please please explain to me why people think that it is okay to call everyone named Patricia by "Pat"??? I find it seriously baffling.. I have always gone By Tricia or Trish.. its what my parents called me as a child, and its for the most part what they still do call me (sometimes my father calls my Patricia, but he would NEVER call me Pat) I was probably 11 or 12 years old before I was even aware my name was actually Patricia..I was named after Tricia Nixson (NOT pat Nixson, her mother, But Tricia).. I have literally gotten into fights with people hundreds of times in my life with people who in spite of being told I didn't go by Pat, insisted on call me that..someone please explain it to me??? and some people dont even getthat Tricia ia nickname For patricia.. once, when I was going by "Trish".. somebody flay out said to me "Trish isn't a dimutive of Patricia".. it was a friends mother and fortunately my Friend jumped in and said "yes it is Mom"...or people will think I go by Trish or Tricia because I am rebelling against the name my Parents gave me, when as far as I am concern, Tricia IS the name my Parents gave me.. Like I said I was probabably 11 or 12 years old before I even realized my legal name was Patricia... so someone please explain to me why people assume its okay to call anyone named Patricia "Pat?"".. or they will say "but your Parents name you Pat".. and im like "no, my parents named me Patricia, and they do not even like the name Pat themselves".. one of these days i am going to legally Change it to "tricia" or maybe spell it "Trisha".. My Name causes way too much confusion and always has..." Apr. 27, 2014:
"Not for a boy! the male version is Patricio which, by the way, is my name. It is always mispronounced and mispelled, so I shortened to "Pat"" Oct. 9, 2006:
"just not a fan of the name! sounds very heavy...cumbersome...matronly...awkward. not sure what it is; just not a great name." Feb. 1, 2006:
"hey im patricia n im a gurl so i think its nt right 2 name a guy patricia!!!hahha" Dec. 4, 2005:
14 Neutral Comments
"i still don't get why so many people assume its okay to call anyone named Patricia by the nickname "Pat".. I have always been a Tricia or a Trish..what does anyone else think?" Dec. 9, 2015:
"why do people assume that its okay to call anyone named Patricia by the name "PAT".. i have always been called Trish or Tricia..and have been dealing with this my whole life.. I will NEVER want to be called Pat or patty) no matter how old I get!! its not what my parents called me as a kid..one of these days im going to legally change it, but heard that isnt een the answer, because Tricia and Trish's who have that as their legal name still end up beig caled Pat by strangers... I honestly do not understand why people so this.." Feb. 26, 2014:
"are they serious? ive never met a boy/man named Patricia.... Patrick, yes, but not Patricia....are they crazy???" Dec. 26, 2013:
"I am a german Patricia and its pronounced different to the english one and now were I live in an english speaking country I cant stand my name anymore but at least I have trained everyone around me to not all me Pat or something like that." Oct. 1, 2011:
"my name is patricia anne as well, and my family game the nickname of pattey, which i hate, i would perfer to go by either patricia, tricia. but once peole know you bye the nickname to get people to change is impossible. if you name someone a name why shorten it. if you like the nick name name your kid that," Apr. 13, 2009:
"i'm not crazy about my name, but i guess it could have been a lot worse ... i'm told that i was named after a famous actress in the forty's, Patricia Neil ... my father wanted to name me after his mother > Betty < which i am so grateful that my mother did not agree ... i also passionately hate the nickname 'Pat' ... i think if people would just LISTEN to how you introduce yourself they would know what to call you, whether it is a nickname or your full name ... i always introduce myself as Pati ... that is what i like and what i prefer ... i almost always correct a person when they call me something else." Apr. 9, 2009:
"Yes my name is Patricia... I Was born in 1970 and will be 37 years old Tommorrow.. I have always gone by either Tricia or Trish, and the like the girl above I too despise when people try to call me "Pat" or "Patty", sometimes I will tell people a zillion times that I do not go by "pat" or "Patty" and they just dont seem to get it... I like the name Patricia and I like the nicknames Tricia or Trish, but I often wish my Full name was "Tricia/Trisha" so people wouldnt try to call me Pat....truthfully I will never understand why people assume you go by Pat because your name is Patricia...and I think its rudeto shorten someones name without asking... Id rather be called Patricia then Pat or Patty, but if you dont know what nick someone goes by I think its best to ask...." May. 6, 2008:
"I love my name and hate when it has been misprounouncced. In high school there were twelve of us in a group call the "Ps" we all had Patricia as a part of our name either first or middle, it was a blast.Also in high scholl there was another girl that shared the same first and last name as myself who was in trouble constantly and I was often mistaken for her. I am often called Patsy (which I hate) Tricia, P Pat and Pattyb ut I love to hear Patricia with emphasis on the cia." Oct. 23, 2007:
"The name is pronounced, Pa TRISH ah. I have met MANY Patricia's in my time. Oddly enough, I have been told that I was a queen in a past life. I won't say which queen, but a very well known one:)" Aug. 7, 2007:
"My name is Patricia but I've never met a male one." Jul. 20, 2007:
"I'm Patricia Anne. I love that name. I despise the shortening to Pat, Pati, Patty, Patsy, Pats, ... People never want to pronounce all there syllables. I know several other peole (5) who are Patricia Ann(e)'s. I too wonder if there was a famous person with that combo. Maybe they just go together well." Jun. 12, 2007:
"People always wants to shorten it to "Pat" which I passionately hate. I would prefer they call me Patricia, Tricia, or Trish. For the most part, it is all the male who shortens my name." Mar. 12, 2006:
"Hi I'm Patricia from India, everyone calls me pat. Actually I have Irish blood and I love this name dedicated to St. Patrick" Dec. 9, 2005:
"Hi - almost all Patricias- born before 1960 - are Patricia Ann. Why? Was there an actress or some other well known person by that name" Nov. 29, 2005:
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