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Pattie (F)>

Pattie (female)

Variants:Patsy (F) Patti (F)
Pet Name for:Martha (F) Pat (F) Patricia (F)
Can be spelt:Patty (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Personal communication [MB]

1. English, a pet name for Patricia, from Latin "noblewoman".

2. A Scottish pet name for the Gaelic name Moireach [q.v.]. Because Moireach is Anglicized as Martha, we believe this is the reason why areas of the southern United States, pre-1776, used Patsy as a pet name, occurring in many official records, for Martha. [Source: correspondent MB]