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Gender: Female Meaning of Cate: "pure" Origin of Cate: English diminutive of Catherine

The name Cate is a girl's name of English, Greek origin meaning "pure". Cate and is often added to lists like Video Game Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Time was, even C-starting Catherines who called themselves Kate spelled it with a K, but Cate Blanchett changed all. Cate is now as acceptable as (but not as well used as) Kate. Cait might be short for Caitlin.

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Comments

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-12-10T01:41:05

I prefer Kate or Katie, and it works fine for Catherine, Catharine, Cathryn, Cathleen, Catharina, etc.

wavygirl Says:

2015-05-25T09:47:28

Cute! Cate Blanchett rocks her world!