What does Cate mean?
Cate /cate/ 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 70 more different relations via Catherine, Kate, Katherine: Cadi, Caitey, Caitie, Caity, Caren▼, Cari▼, Carin, Caron, Carren, Carri, Caryn▼, Cass, Cassey, Cassi, Cassie▼, Cassy, Catee, Catey, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathee, Cathern, Cathi, Cathie▼, Cathy▼, Cathye, Cati, Catia, Catie, Catina, Cato, Catreen, Catrice, Catrin, Catrine, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Kaatje, Kaethe, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Karen▼, Kari▼, Kas, Kass, Kata, Katee, Katell, Katena, Katey, Katha, Kathe, Kathee, Kathi▼, Kathie▼, Kathy▼, Kati▼, Katia▼, Katie▼, Katka, Katla, Katy▼, Katya, Kay▼ and Kaye▼.Kreatif forms: Caite, Cateco, Cocate. [more]
How 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 history of the girl name Cate and associated names. Popular variation forms of Cate (unlisted) are Caren, Cari, Caron, Carri, Caryn, Cassie, Catherine (#170 via latest list), Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Catina, Karen (#492), Kari, Kate (#207), Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie (#280), Katy, Kay and Kaye. These forms of Cate were at the top of their popularity 6 decades ago (adoption of 0.402%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.157%, ▼61%), with forms such as Caren becoming less trendy. Kate is the most chic name for newborns here, with this name going through a revival in usage. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
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Cate is pronounced similarly to Katt. Other suggested similar baby names are Agate, Beate, Cacey, Caci, Cacie, Cacy, Cade, Cadee, Cadey, Cadie, Cady, Cadye, Cai, Cain, Caiti, Cal, Cala, Calee, Calen, Caley, Cali▲, Calie, Cam, Cama, Cameo, Cami, Cara▼, Caree, Carel, Carey▼, Carie, Carle, Caro, Cary, Cas, Casee, Casen, Casey▼, Casi, Casie, Casse, Casy, Cayce, Cayse, Cee, Cele, Chante, Cile, Clare▼, Cloe, Coe, Cole, Cree, Marte, Patte, Tate, Tayte, Ute and Utte. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cate.