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Origin & Meaning

The name Kate is of Greek and English origin.

The meaning of Kate is "pure, chaste".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 207  in baby name popularity for girls with 1611 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Kate Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kate has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kate to other names.


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Kate is a diminutive (nickname) of Katherine.

Variants of the name Kate include Cate.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Kate Winslet.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Kate in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Kate.

Just for fun, see the name Kate in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Kate in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.