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Gender: M Meaning of Tate: "cheerful" Origin of Tate: English from Norse Tate's Popularity in 2016: #447

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 447, having hovered in the Top 400 range for the past six 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 Berney, American teen actor
Tate James Rytky (b. 2005), son of actress Andrea Barber
Tate Christian Olsen (b. 2011), son of NFL player Greg Olsen
Tate Lee Jones (b. 2011), son of singer Emma Bunton
Cinjun Tate, American musician
Golden Tate, American Football Player

Pop Culture References for the name Tate

Tate Langdon, character from the TV Show "American Horror Story"
Tate Shaw, son of Aidan on TV's "Sex and the City"
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' white-haired and non-PC boss on "Bewitched"
William Tate Jr., character in NBC's "Believe"
Tate, character in 2015 film "Baby Steps"

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