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

Cate Origin and Meaning

The name Cate is a girl's name of English, Greek origin meaning "pure".

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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paulapuddephatt Says:


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

wavygirl Says:


Cute! Cate Blanchett rocks her world!