What does Kate mean?
Kate [kate] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Catherine.
64 more relations via Katherine: Caity, Caren, Cari▼, Cass, Cat, Cathee, Cathie, Cathy▼, Cathye, Cati, Caty, Cay, Caye, Kaatje, Kaitee, Kaitie, Kaity, Karen▼, Karena, Kari▼, Karin▼, Karon, Karri, Karyn▼, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kassie, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Katchen, Katell, Katelle, Katena, Katenka, Katha, Kathee, Kathi▼, Kathie▼, Kathy▼, Katica, Katina▼, Katka, Katla, Katleen, Katline, Katrena, Katria, Katrien, Katrine, Katrya, Katy▼, Katya, Kay▼, Kaye▼, Kit, Kittey, Kitti, Kittie▼ and Kitty▼.Creative forms:
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(male) Kaler, Karo, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Kate?
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)
Kate entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #97 in the U.S. then, and is at #222 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Kate (#222 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 are Caren, Cari, Cate, Catherine (#179 from recent data), Cathie, Cathy, Kaitlin (#1347), Karen (#504), Karena, Kari (#1817), Karin, Karon, Karri, Karyn, Kassi, Kassie, Katey, Kathe, Katherine (#84), Kathi, Kathie, Kathy (#1676), Kati, Katie (#309), Katina, Katrena, Katy (#1547), Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kit, Kittie and Kitty. Other forms, like Katla, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Kate was at its peak during the years 1960-1969 (median #1060) and has become much less since (#1696, down 88.4%).
Kate is alike in pronunciation to Katt. Other recommended names are Agate, Beate, Ka-, Kace, Kacee, Kacey, Kaci, Kacie▼, Kacy, Kacye, Kade, Kadee, Kadi, Kadie, Kady, Kahle, Kai▲, Kaia▲, Kaitey, Kala▼, Kalae, Kalea, Kalee, Kalei, Kalen, Kaley▼, Kali▲, Kalie, Kalle, Kaly, Kama, Kamea, Kameo, Kami, Kani, Kara▼, Karee, Karel, Karie, Kary, Kasee, Kasey▼, Kasi, Kasie, Kasse, Kasy, Kathey, Katia, Kaya, Kayce, Kayde, Kayle, Kayse, Kine, Kloe, Kore, Kyle, Marte, Patte, Tate, Tayte, Ute and Utte. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kate.See names in meaning and etymology.