What does Nate mean?
Nate /nate/ [1 syll.] 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▼.
Nate has 15 more alternative forms via Nathan, Nathaniel: Natan, Natanael, Nataniel, Nathanael▲, Nathaneal, Nathanial▼, Nathanyal, Nathanyel, Nathen▼, Nathon, Natty, Nethanel, Nethaniel, Nethanyel and Thaniel.Kreatif forms: Natte, Nayte, Nete. [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. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity 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), Nathanael (#586), Nathen, Nathanial and Nat are the prominent alternative forms of Nate appearing in the Top 1000. Forms like Natanael are uncommon. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 1999 (usage of 0.4381%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.326%, 25.6% less), with the forms Nathen, Nat and Nathanial becoming less trendy. Nathan (#38) and Nathanael (#586) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation, with Nathan having a rekindling in usage. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Nate and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)