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What does Tate mean?

Tate Pronunciation of Tate 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH cheerful (happy)


VARIANTS Tait, Taitt, Tayte



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How popular is Tate?

Tate is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#440 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Tate entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #358 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #495 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tate name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Tait is the only other popular related form of Tate (#495 IN RECENT RANKINGS). These forms of Tate reached the top of their popularity in 2013 (AVERAGE #1179) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1247, DOWN 31.3%). Tate is the most fashionable birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tate, Tait in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arte, Dante, Harte, Nate, Pete, Sante, Tab, Tabb, Taber, Tad, Tadd, Tadeo, Tadi, Taft, Tahj, Tahl, Tahoe, Taj, Taji, Takeo, Tal, Talen, Tam, Tan, Taos, Tarek, Taren, Tareq, Taro, Taso, Tau, Tavee, Tavey, Tavi, Tavie, Tay, Tayten, Taz, Tazz, Thane, Tige, Tito, Tobe, Tome, Tore, Trace, Traye, Tre, True, Tune, Tyce, Tye, Waite and Wayte. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tate.

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