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▼.Creative forms:
(male) Natte, Nayte, ..
(female) Nadi, Nane, .. Middle name pairings:
Nate Tommy (N.T.), ..
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 #1059 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #1695. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Nathan (#38 a year ago), Nathaniel (#97), Nathen (#1875), Nathon and Nat are the prominent alternative forms of Nate (#1695 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Natan, are uncommon. These forms of Nate were favored as birth names in the year 2004 (usage of 1.1%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.7%, 37.9% less), with the form Nat becoming somewhat dated.
Nate is alike in pronunciation to Knute. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.