English diminutive of Bartholomew

Bates Origin and Meaning

The name Bates is a boy's name of English origin.

Bates is a fresh version of Bartholomew, and feels more wearable than Bart. Bates could be considered a patriotic choice for American parents - Katharine Lee Bates was an author and professor best known for penning the words to "America the Beautiful".

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Famous People Named Bates

  • The Bates familyAmerican reality TV family

Bates in Pop Culture

  • Batescharacter from the video game "Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within "
  • Mr. John Batesbeloved character on the BBC show "Downton Abbey"
  • Bates BattagliaNHL free agent hockey player and contestant on "The Amazing Race"
  • Norman Batesserial killer in Alfred Hitchcock's movie Psycho
  • Bates Collegeprivate liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine

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