[ 1 syll. ba-tes, bat-es ] The baby boy name Bates is pronounced as BEY-TS †. Bates is mainly used in the English language. Its language of origin is Aramaic and English. From English roots, its meaning is boatman.
In addition, Bates is a variant form of the English name Bartholomew.
Bates is not frequently used as a baby boy name. It is ranked outside of the top 1000.
† Pronunciation for Bates: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"