|Meaning:||nickname, a patrician, an aristocrat|
|Related Names:||Pati, Patie, Patricia, Patrick, Patt, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Paty|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Pat originates as a shortened or pet version of the names Patrick meaning “a patrician” or “an aristocrat” or from Patricia of the same Latin derivation, from the word “patricius.” However, the name evolved into a given first name in its own right.
According to the 1990 United States Census , Pat ranked as the 457th most popular male first name, the 387th most popular female first name and the 50,087th most popular last name.
According to the Social Security Administration , in the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every year from 1880 (555th) through 1973 (845th) and in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names every year from 1911 (978th) through 1966 (996th). However, Pat has not ranked in the Top 1,000 boys' or girls' names any year since 1973.
- “Pat” is a first name bequeathed upon offspring of celebrities Ernest Hemmingway and Peter O'Toole. 
- In computer terminology, “PAT” is an acronym for “Port Address Translation.” 
- “Pat,” portrayed by Julia Sweeney, was an androgynous character on the television sketch show “Saturday Night Live.” The joke surrounding the character was that it was difficult to decipher whether Pat was a man or a woman.
- Patrick "Pat" Floyd Garrett – Late 18th and early 19th century sheriff who killed “Billy the Kid” and was, subsequently, murdered himself. 
- Patricia “Pat” Nixon – Former First Lady of the United States during the Presidency of Richard Nixon from 1969 through 1974.
- Pat Head Summitt (born Patricia Sue Head) – Former All-American collegiate basketball player who co-captained the 1976 Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Summer Olympics women’s basketball team and has coached the University of Tennessee Vols since 1974 with whom she won eight NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championships and fourteen SEC Championships. Additionally, she was named the college women’s basketball coach of the year seven times from 1983 through 2004. She was enshrined into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. 
- Pat Lafontaine – Former professional hockey player (centre) who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. 
- Pat Sajak (born Patrick Leonard Sajdak) – Television personality who has hosted the television game show “Wheel of Fortune” since 1983. 
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Author: Rich Kachold
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