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Meaning and Name Origin

Tate \t(a)-te\ 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.


Tate has 3 variants: Tait, Taitt and Tayte.


Tate is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#348 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Tate for boys. Tate entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #358 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #388 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Nate, Tad, Tadd, Tadeo, Tadi and Tito. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tate.