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Yates meaning and name origin
Yates \ya-tes\ as a boy's name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Yates is "the gates". Place name. Poet W.B. Yeats.
Yates has 1 variant form: Yeats.
Yates is also pronounced similarly to Oates and Watts.
Popularity of Yates
Yates is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#388 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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