What does Yates mean?
Yates /ya-tes/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Yates is "the gates". Place name. Poet WB Yeats.
Yates has 1 variant: Yeats.Kreatif forms: Yetes, Yotes, Yutes. [more]
How popular is Yates?
Yates is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#491 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Yates for boys. Yates has not been ranked in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)