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Meaning and Name Origin

Yates \ya-tes\ as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Yates is "the gates". Place name. Poet W.B. Yeats.


Yates has 1 variant: Yeats.


Yates is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#388 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Yates for boys. Yates has not been ranked in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Yates is alike in pronunciation to Oates and Watts. Like Yates, these names are not commonly used.