Usage Manx (Archaic)
Other Forms FormsCalypatrick
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 8/25/2009
Derived from Manx caillagh, a cognate of Old Irish caillech "veiled one; (and by extension) nun; female servant" (ultimately from Old Irish caille "veil") and the given name Patric with the intended meaning of "servant of Saint Patrick" (since the names of saints were considered too holy for everyday use, they were usually prefixed until the 17th century).