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What does Legate mean?

Legate Pronunciation of Legate [legate] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of the name Legate is "one who is sent, delegate". Legate is an alternate spelling of Leggett (Old French).


Legate has 2 variants: Leggitt and Liggett.

Creative forms:
(male) Leate, Lexate, ..

(female) Legdia, Legtie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Legate Shawn (L.S.), ..

How popular is Legate?

Legate is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#25805 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Legate has not made it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Legate name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Colegate, Colgate, Deante, Deonte, Devante, Feste, Jette, Ladale, Lake, Lale, Lane, Lavante, Lazare, Lea, Leary, Lee, Leith, Leland, Lemar, Lemarr, Lemmie, Lenard, Lennie, Leone, Lerone, Leslee, Leslie, Lester, Levant, Lewayne, Lige, Logan, Nate, Pete, Tate and Wingate. These names tend to be more frequently used than Legate.

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