[ 1 syll. ta-te, tat-e ] The baby boy name Tate is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is Tey-T †.
1: Tate is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old Norse origins. It is from the element 'teitr' which means cheerful, bright, glad. The name is derived from the English surname, itself ultimately of Old Norse roots.
Taet, Taete, Tait (English), Taite (English), Taitt, Tata (English), Tayt, Tayte (English), and Teyte (English) are variants of Tate.
2: Tate's origin is Native American. Here, it means windy, a great talker.
See also the related form, Tatum (English).
See also the related categories, bright (wise) and american.
Tate is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1980s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2013 with 0.044% of baby boys being given the name Tate. It ranked at #357 then. In 2018, its usage was 0.030% and its ranking #495, and it was the most frequently used among all boy names in its group.
Baby names that sound like Tate include Tait, Taite, Taitt, Tayt, Tayte, Teyte, Tiet, Tade, Tae, Taet, Taete, Tahd, Tai, Taiye, Tao, Tay, Taye, Te, Ted, and Tedd.
† English pronunciation for Tate: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"