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Popularity of the Baby Name Paddy

Number of Babies Named Paddy

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It’s Paddy, Not Patty

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, so now is a good time to mention that the diminutive used in Ireland is Paddy, Not Patty. Here’s why:

Paddy is derived from the Irish, Pádraig, hence those mysterious, emerald double-Ds.

Patty is the diminutive of Patricia, or a burger, and just not something you call a fella.

There’s not a sinner in Ireland that would call a Patrick, “Patty”. It’s insulting. It’s really as simple as that.

And there you have it. Paddy, not Patty.

(h/t Grammar Girl.)