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Pàdraig (M)>

Pàdraig (male)

Variants:Pàdair (M) Padruig (M) Pàra (M) Páraic (M) Pàtair (M) Patrick (M) Peadar (M)
Diminutive(s):Peg (M)
Pet Name(s):Paddy (M) Pàidean (M) Páidin (M) Paudeen (M) Peidearan (M)
Can be spelt:Porick (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Personal communication [MS]

Scottish Gaelic form of Patrick from Latin "nobleman" or "patrician", Anglicized as a secular synonym for Peter in Scotland.

The Irish Gaelic form is accented Pádraig and may be spelt phonetically as Porick.  A correspondent [MS] reports several instances of the abbreviation Peg being used in some Irish records.