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.