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Gender: Female Meaning of Tate: "cheerful" Origin of Tate: Norse

The name Tate is a girl's name of Norse origin meaning "cheerful". Tate and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Though Tate is used almost exclusively for boys, we can see Tate as a stronger surname alternative to Kate or a clipped form of Tatum.

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Tait, Taite, Tayte

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fromtheocean12 Says:


Tate McRae made me start to love Tate for a girl! It's a bit unexpected but a fresher take on Kate, stronger but also sweet and with a great meaning!

pixelatedinfants Says:


I have a neighbor (hes a boy) named Tate but for some reason 99% of unisex names I prefer on girls!

Essa Says:


I feel like (in Britain at least) people would just think you'd named her after Catherine Tate.

indiefendi2 Says:


I'd love to see a Catherine nicknamed Tate. I mean that's how we got Bob from Robert, just rhyming.