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Meaning and name origin

Nate \n(a)-te\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nate is "God has given". Nate is a variant of Nathan (Hebrew); biblical: Nathan was God's prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. Also a variant of Nathaniel (Hebrew); biblical: one of the 12 apostles, who was also called Bartholomew.


Nate has 1 variant form: Nat.


Nate is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#50250 out of 88799, Top 57%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nate for boys. Nate reached its highest rank of #46 in Australia in 2010. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nate and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nathan (#38), Nathaniel (#94), Nate and Nat. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nat, Nathan, Nathaniel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nate, Nathan, Nathaniel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Nata, Natty and Tate. Like Nate, these names are not commonly used.