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.
For more on this name, 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 (#35491 out of 88799, Top 40%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Kate and related names. Prominent variation forms of Kate (#207 last year) are Catherine (#170 last year), Kaitlin, Karen (#492), Kari, Katherine (#83), Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katie (#280), Katy, Kay and Kaye. Usage of this girl name was at its peak during the years 1980-1989 and has become much less since, with forms such as Kaitlin, Karen, Katie, Katy and Kaye falling out of fashion. Kate (#207) is the most trendy birth name among these, with this name undergoing a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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.