[ 1 syll. ta-te, tat-e ] The baby girl name Tate is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced Tey-T †. Tate's origin is English, Old Norse, and Old English, and its use, English. Old Norse origin: It is derived from the word teitr with the meaning 'cheerful, bright, glad'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Tate for more information.
In addition, Tate is a form of the name Taite.
Tate is also a shortening of the English Tatum.
Tate is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Within the family of girl names directly related to Tate, Tatum was the most regularly used in 2018. Tate has in the last century been mainly given to boys.
† Pronunciation for Tate: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"