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What does Nate mean?

Nate \n(a)-te\ as a boys' name. The name Nate means "God has given". Nate is a derivative of Nathan (Hebrew). Nate is also a derivative of Nathaniel (Hebrew).


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.


Nate is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#50250 out of 88799, Top 57%). (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. (Top 100 Baby Names Statistics, 2013)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nate name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Nate and related names. Nathan (#38 a year ago), Nathaniel (#94), Nathanael (#586), Nathen, Nathanial and Nat are the prominent alternative forms of Nate. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in 1999 and are somewhat less popular today, with the forms Nathen, Nathanial and Nat 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nat, Nathan, Nathanael, Nathanial, Nathaniel, Nathen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Nata and Tate. Like Nate, these names are not frequently used.