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).
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).