Pádraig (ˈpɑːdrɪg) oder Pádraic ist ein irischer männlicher Vorname. Er hat die Bedeutung Patrizier bzw. Patriarch, vom lateinischen Patricius (vgl. Patricius (Vorname)). Der englischsprachige und deutsche Vorname Patrick ist vermutlich über Patrick von Irland davon abgeleitet. Auch der Ausdruck Paddy für Iren kommt von Pádraig.

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