What does Nate mean?
Nate /nate/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Nate means "God has given". Nate is a version of Nathan (Hebrew) with the suffix -e. Nate is also a derivative of Nathaniel (Hebrew). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles.
Nate has 1 variant: Nat▼.more]
How popular is Nate?
Nate is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#45735 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Nate for boys. Nate reached its peak position of #46 in Australia in 2010, and is presently at #72. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Nathan (#38 a year ago), Nathaniel (#94), Nathen and Nat are the prominent alternative forms of Nate appearing in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Natty, are uncommon. These forms of Nate were favored as birth names in the year 2004 (usage of 0.43%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.37%, 12.6% less), but with forms like Nat becoming somewhat dated. Nathan is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation, with this name having a rekindling in usage.
Thinking of names?
Nate is alike in pronunciation to Knute. Other recommended similar baby names are Arte, Dante▲, Harte, Nader, Naeem, Nagel, Nagle, Naim, Nap, Naren, Naser, Nash▲, Nasr, Nata, Natal, Natale, Neale, Nile, Noe▲, Nye, Pete▼, Sante, Tate▲, Tayte, Waite and Wayte. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nate.