English diminutive of Bartholomew
Bates Origin and Meaning
The name Bates is boy's name of English origin.
Bates is a fresh version of Bartholomew, and feels more wearable than Bart. Bates could be considered a patriotic choice for American parents - Katharine Lee Bates was an author and professor best known for penning the words to "America the Beautiful".
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Famous People Named Bates
- The Bates familyAmerican reality TV family
Bates in Pop Culture
- Batescharacter from the video game "Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within "
- Mr. John Batesbeloved character on the BBC show "Downton Abbey"
- Bates BattagliaNHL free agent hockey player and contestant on "The Amazing Race"
- Norman Batesserial killer in Alfred Hitchcock's movie Psycho
- Bates Collegeprivate liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine