[ 2 syll. pat-sy, pa-tsy ] The baby boy name Patsy is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is PAETSiy- †. Patsy is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Latin origins. Patsy is a pet form of the name Patrick (English, French, Gaelic, German, and Irish).
Patsy is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1911, 0.031% of baby boys were given the name Patsy. Its ranking then was #315. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is currently of sporadic use. In 2012, within the group of boy names directly linked to Patsy, Patrick was the most widely used. There were times from 1903 to 1922 when more boys than girls were named Patsy, but currently it is more often than not a girl name. In 1949, girls named Patsy outnumbered boys by 68 times.
† Pronunciation for Patsy: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"