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What does Tate mean?

Tate Pronunciation of Tate [tate] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Tate) is pronounced tayt. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Tate is "cheerful". Related to Norwegian Tait.

Associated with: cheerful (happy).

Variations

Tate has 3 variants: Tait, Taitt and Tayte.

Creative forms:
(male) Tateo, Teote, ..

(female) Tatay, Tater, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tate Haiden (T.H.), ..

How popular is Tate?

Tate is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#440 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tate entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #358 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #421 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Tait is the only other popular related form of Tate (#421 in recent rankings). These forms of Tate reached the top of their popularity in 2013 (average #1179) and are almost as popular today (#1210, down 17.4%). Tate is the most fashionable birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tate, Tait in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tate and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arte, Dante, Harte, Nate, Pete, Sante, Tab, Tabb, Taber, Tad, Tadd, Tadeo, Tadi, Taft, Tahj, Tahl, Tahoe, Taj, Taji, Takeo, Tal, Talen, Tam, Tan, Taos, Tarek, Taren, Tareq, Taro, Taso, Tau, Tavee, Tavey, Tavi, Tavie, Tay, Tayten, Taz, Tazz, Thane, Tige, Tito, Tobe, Tome, Tore, Trace, Traye, Tre, True, Tune, Tyce, Tye, Waite and Wayte. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tate.

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