Gender: Male Origin of Bates: 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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KimberlyM97 Says:


Master Bates

Daiseymae Says:


Thanks Theodora_Phoenix.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I hope not. I honestly don't know, as I rarely comment anymore.

Daiseymae Says:


Off topic: Is Nameberry doing away with Disqus? I can only post from the Disqus site, and it I go to Nameberry I can't post at all.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


That was an old comment. I pretty much never check back to see them unless someone replies to them.

Runa Says:


They fixed it

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Pronunciation: Bartholomew