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Meaning and name origin
Cate \c(a)-te\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cate is "pure". Cate is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Also a variant of Kate: short form of Katherine, also used as an independent name.
Cate is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4882 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cate for girls (2015 statistics).
Cate is also pronounced similarly to Katt. Other suggested similar baby names are Cade, Cadee, Cadey, Cadi, Cadie, Cady, Cadye, Caitey, Caiti, Caitie, Caity, Catee, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathee, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Cato, Caty, Caye and Tate. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cate.
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