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English nameKilpatrick (Arran)
Gaelic nameCille Phàdraig
MeaningPatrick's church
Genitive formChille Phàdraig

Location and type of place name

LocationArran, Firth of Clyde
Local authorityNorth Ayrshire ~ Siorrachd Àir a Tuath
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Ayrshire ~ Siorrachd Àir
Topographical feature type
Post townBRODICK
Postcode areaKA27
OS sheet number361
OS grid referenceNR902272
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church + G Pàdraig ~ personal name 
Element typeperson, religion

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + lenited gen. sg. Pàdraig, masc. personal name = ‘Patrick’s Church’ 
Kilpatrick 1654 Blaeu Map Arania
Cill Phàdraig Cameron 1889, 138
Cille Phàtair Robertson MS391, 3
Cill Phadraig Fraser 1999, 84
Additional infoSee Fraser for old forms and pronunciation. He gives two informants’ forms, one reflecting Cill Phàdraig and another Cille Pheadair.
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