Gender: Male Meaning of Tate: "cheerful" Origin of Tate: English from Norse Tate's Popularity in 2018: #495

Tate Origin and Meaning

The name Tate is a boy's name of English, Norse origin meaning "cheerful".

A strong single-syllable surname with a joyful meaning, Tate is finding a place on more and more birth certificates.

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.

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Rank in US: #495

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Pop Culture References for the name Tate

Taitt, Tait, Tah, Tayte


MissYellowButterfly Says:


Go away, Tate.

Zelliew Says:


Really ?

Zelliew Says:


I think Dave is a real troll

otheralix Says:


I definitely prefer Tatum just because Tate is so abrupt (and does remind me of taint whenever I say it. Yikes)

charlotteblu Says:


Isn't that what you're doing? "Criticizing a name"? I mean this site is all about opinions. Why are you so angry about people using it the way they are supposed to?

Dave Says:


When I hear the name Tate I think of a bunch of bored, self important, middle-aged housewives trolling message boards criticizing a name because they think other people care even slightly about their opinions.

lesliemarion Says:


Tate is a great name. I don't think of masturbate or tater tot and I do like the Tate in London.

PineWarrior Says:


Cute name but. . . eh.
I can see him being called 'Tater Tot' alot.

jeanniebear Says:


I liked this name because of Tate Langdon from American Horror Story, but i just can't see myself naming my baby this. I think people would change his name to Taint..

Guest Says:


I think the name is kinda ugly but it's really not that bad. I like Tatum more.

sarah Says:


all I can think of is, "tate-tate mastubate" and a thousand other ways to make your child hate their name...

senseandsensibility Says:


All I think of is Tate Gallery in London. I just can't stand the place (it looks ugly, and every time I was there I left so disappointed by the "art" they display) so it's not a nice association. Either you love it, or you hate it, IMO.

clairels Says:


Hey, we agree on something! I think of potatoes.

raevynstar Says:


I wish I could find a reason to like it, but it's one of my most-hated names. Sorry to anyone who likes/loves it.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


That took me like 10 minutes to read. I would hope anyone with their own tv show would at least be a better speller than my 7 year old sister.

theREALellendegenerusofficialw Says:


jeez y dos evry1 h8 ellen im real nice giv me a break :(
meanies like yall is y the world suks D:
watch my show evry moning @ 1 on like abc or one of the low channels thnx sub 4 sub

SunKissedChild Says:


Haha true, my apologies!

SparkleNinja18 Says:


That is offensive to all 12 year olds. I think most have better spelling and grammar than that!

SunKissedChild Says:


HA. Well I think that the REAL Ellen Degeneres would know how to spell her name correctly... Wouldn't you? And I'm pretty sure she would have better spelling and grammar.
12 year old trolls are not welcome here.

theREALellendegenerusofficialw Says:


yes i agree

theREALellendegenerusofficialw Says:


I am the reall ellen degenerus and i think tate is a wonderful name probably in my top 5 fav names to b honest

mabespark Says:


Huh. NMS, but it's strong.