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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 not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#388 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Yates for boys. Yates has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 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 also pronounced similarly to Oates and Watts. Like Yates, these names are not commonly used.