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Gender: M Meaning of Tate: "cheerful" Origin of Tate: English from Norse Tate's Popularity in 2014: #388

A strong single-syllable surname with a joyful meaning, Tate is finding a place on more and more birth certificates. It's now at Number 388, having hovered in the Top 400 range for the past five years.

Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton named her second son Tate Lee.

Tate also has a cultural vibe via the Tate and Tate Modern museums in London, named for philanthropist Henry Tate. Actor Tate Donovan is a prominent current bearer.

Famous People Named Tate

Tate Buckley Donovan, American actor
Tate Stevens, American singer
Tate Reeves, American politician
Tate James Rytky, son of American actress Andrea Barber
Cinjun Tate, American musician
Golden Tate, American Football Player
Tate Lee Jones, son of Spice Girl Emma Bunton

Pop Culture References for the name Tate

Tate Langdon, character from the TV Show "American Horror Story"
Tate Tatin, main character of French novel "L'histoire d'Alphonse Desjardins"
"Little Man Tate," 1991 movie about a child genius
Larry Tate, Darren Stevens's white-haired and non-PC boss on Bewitched
Margaret Tate, character in movie "The Proposal", played by Sandra Bullock

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