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pinWhat does Cate mean?

Cate /cate/ [1 syll.] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Cate means "pure". Cate is a version of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Cate is also a variant of Kate. Cate is also used as a form of Katherine (Greek).


Cate has 6 variants: Cait, Cat, Kait, Kaite, Kat and Kit.

Cate has 32 more different relations via Catherine, Kate, Katherine: Cadi, Caitey, Caitie, Caity, Caren, Cari, Cass, Catee, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathee, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Cato, Caty, Cay, Caye, Kata, Katee, Katey, Kathe, Kati, Katie, Katy and Kaye.

Kreatif forms: Caite, Calte, Clate. [more]

pinHow popular is Cate?

Cate is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#6463 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Cate and associated names. Popular variation forms of Cate (unlisted) are Caren, Cari, Catherine (#170 a year ago), Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Kate (#207), Katherine (#83), Kati, Katie (#280), Katy and Kaye. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4439%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2717%, 38.8%), with forms such as Cathy, Kati, Katie, Katy and Kaye becoming somewhat dated. Kate (#207) is the most chic name for newborns here, with this name going through a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caren, Cari, Catherine, Cathi, Cathie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cathy, Kate, Katherine, Kati, Katie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katy, Kaye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Kate, Katherine, Katie outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Cate is pronounced similarly to Katt. Other suggested similar baby names are Cade, Cadee, Cadey, Cadie, Cady, Cadye, Caiti and Tate. Like Cate, these names are not frequently used.