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What does Kate mean?

Kate \k(a)-te\ as a girls' 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 variants: 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 has 28 more related variations via Katherine: Cat, Cati, Caty, Caye, Kaatje, Kaitee, Kaitie, Kaity, Karen, Kari, Kas, Kass, Kat, Kata, Katell, Katena, Katha, Kathee, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Katka, Katla, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye and Kit.


Kate is a very prominent first name for females (#464 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#56826 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Kate for girls. Kate reached its highest rank of #97 in the U.S. then, and is at #207 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Kate and related names. Prominent variation forms of Kate (#207 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Catherine (#170 last year), Kaitlin, Karen (#492), Kari, Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katie (#280), Katy, Kay and Kaye. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5477%) and has become much less since (usage 0.2691%, down 50.9%), with forms such as Kaitlin, Karen, Katie, Katy and Kaye falling out of fashion. Kate (#207) is the most trendy birth name among these, and there is also a rebound in baby name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Kaitlin, Karen, Kari, Kate, Katherine, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Kate is alike in pronunciation to Katt. Other recommended similar baby names are Kace, Kade, Kadee, Kadi, Kadie, Kady, Kaitey, Kathey, Katia, Kayde and Tate. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kate.