Patrick Cardinale in the US

  1. #2,585,497 Patrick Calvo
  2. #2,585,498 Patrick Campo
  3. #2,585,499 Patrick Cannady
  4. #2,585,500 Patrick Caraway
  5. #2,585,501 Patrick Cardinale
  6. #2,585,502 Patrick Carnevale
  7. #2,585,503 Patrick Carothers
  8. #2,585,504 Patrick Cascio
  9. #2,585,505 Patrick Castellano
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Meaning & Origins

Name of the apostle and patron saint of Ireland (c.389–461), Gaelic Pádraig. He was a Christian Briton and a Roman citizen, who as a young man was captured and enslaved by raiders from Ireland. He escaped and went to Gaul before returning home to Britain. In about 419 he felt a call to do missionary work in Ireland. He studied for twelve years at Auxerre, and in 432 returned to Ireland. For the rest of his life it is difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. He apparently went to the court of the high kings at Tara and made some converts there; then he travelled around Ireland making further converts until about 445, when he established his archiepiscopal see at Armagh. By the time of his death almost the whole of Ireland is said to have been converted to Christianity. He is also credited with codifying the laws of Ireland. In his Latin autobiography, as well as in later tradition, his name appears as Patricius ‘patrician’ (i.e. belonging to the Roman senatorial or noble class), but this may actually represent a Latinized form of some lost Celtic (British) name. In Ireland in particular, it has been one of the most enduringly popular boys' names.
80th in the U.S.
Italian: from cardinale ‘cardinal’ (see Cardinal), nickname for a haughty individual, or occupational nickname for the servant of a cardinal.
8,794th in the U.S.

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