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Meaning and name origin

Kate \k(a)-te\ as a girl's name. Short form of Katherine, also used as an independent name. Writer Kate Chopin; actresses Kate Capshaw, Kate Jackson, Kate Nelligan, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Winslet; German artist Kaethe Kollwitz; designer Kate Spade; model Kate Moss.

Kate has 15 variant forms: Cait, Caitie, Cate, Catee, Catey, Catie, Kaethe, Kait, Kaite, Kaitlin, Katee, Katey, Kathe, Kati and Katie.

For more information, see also the related girl name Catherine.


Kate is a very popular first name for females (#464 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#35491 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kate for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kate name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kate outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kate and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cate, Catherine, Kaitlin, Kate, Katherine, Kati and Katie. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Kate is also pronounced similarly to Cat, Kat, Katt and Kit. Other suggested similar baby names are Kace, Kade, Kadee, Kadi, Kadie, Kady, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Kata, Katha, Kathee, Kathey, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Katia, Katy, Katya, Kayde, Kaye and Tate. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kate.


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