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Kate 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 name Catherine.
Baby names that sound like Kate are Kade, Katy, Kata, Kat and Katt.
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Popularity of Kate
Kate is a very popular first name for women (#464 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#35491 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Kate for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Kate with its variant forms and related girl baby names.