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What does Nate mean?

Nate Pronunciation of 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). Nate is also a derivative of Nathaniel (Hebrew). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles.


Nate has 1 variant: Nat.

4 more alternative forms via Nathan, Nathaniel: Natan, Nathen, Nathon and Natty.

Creative forms:
(male) Natte, Nayte, ..

(female) Nadi, Nane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nate Brian (N.B.), ..

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)

Nate reached its peak position of #1059 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #1695. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nate name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nate, Nat, Nathan, Nathaniel, Nathen, Nathon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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