Kate name meaning

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in 2010

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What does the name Kate mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kate

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from the United Kingdom and the United States agree the name Kate means "pure and kind".
  2. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Kate is of American origin and means "My name means pure and noble strong and weird happy and sensitive".
  3. A user from Louisiana, U.S. says the name Kate is of English origin and means "Pure hearted; clean".
  4. A user from Philippines says the name Kate is of Australian origin and means "Clean, pure, fresh".
  5. 14 people from all over the world agree the name Kate is of Greek / English origin and means "Pure".
  6. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Kate means "Beautiful and strong but kind" and is of English origin.
  7. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Kate means "The queen of kind".
  8. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Kate is of English origin and means "Greatest friend you'll ever had : super nice and funny ".
  9. A submission from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Kate means "Nice".
  10. According to a user from Connecticut, U.S., the name Kate means "best person in the world".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kate
The brambling finch.
  1. A diminutive of the female given name Katherine and related names, also used as a formal given name.

Kate was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Manx, and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Kate

Notable Persons Named Kate

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Kate was given the name Kathrin Romary Beckinsale by her parents Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe on July 26th, 1973 in Finsbury Park, London, England, UK.

Kate Mara

Kate Mara is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Kate was given the name Kate Rooney Mara on February 27th, 1983 in Bedford, New York, U.S.

Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon is an actress, voice actress, and comedian. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Kate was given the name Kate McKinnon Berthold on January 6th, 1984 in Sea Cliff, New York, U.S.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Kate was given the name Kate Garry Hudson by her parents Bill Hudson (singer) and Goldie Hawn on April 19th, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet is an actress and singer. She was most active from 1991 to present. Kate was given the name Kate Elizabeth Winslet on October 5th, 1975 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes is an actress and model. She has been prominent since 1997. Katie was given the name Kate Noelle Holmes on December 18th, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

  • Kate Bush
  • Kate Upton
  • Kate Bosworth
  • Kate Walsh
  • Kate Mulgrew
  • Kate Moss
  • Kate Micucci
  • Kate Capshaw
  • Kate Pierson
  • Kate del Castillo
  • Kate Jackson
  • Kate Valentine
    Fashion Design
  • KT Tunstall
  • Kate Gosselin
    Television Personality

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kate

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kate

Anissa Kate

Anissa was born on May 7th, 1987 in Lyon.

Lauren Kate

Lauren was born on March 21st, 1981 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Ellen "Ella" Liddy Watson or Cattle Kate

Ellen "Ella" Liddy Watson or Cattle Kate was a rancher. Ellen was born on July 2nd, 1860 in Arran Lake, Bruce County, Ontario. Ellen is also known as Ella Watson, Cattle Kate, and Mrs. James Averell. She breathed her last breath on July 20th, 1889.

the Elder Herman Frederik Carel ten Kate

the was born on February 16th, 1822 in The Hague. He breathed his last breath on March 26th, 1891.

Parker Kate

Parker was born in 1952. Parker is also known as Horsley and Kate (pen name).

Tukaram Kate

Tukaram Kate is a Member of Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra and Member of Legislative AssemblyofMaharashtra.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kate U.S.
  White 67.22% 64.26%
  African American 16.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kate

People with the last name Kate are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kate

  • What name lists does Kate rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kate? Kate is the 750th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kate was the 65,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kate have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 82,064 babies born with the first name Kate in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kate to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kate? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 299 new born babies.
  • When was Kate first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kate is Tuesday, June 26th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Kate born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kate was in 2007 with a total of 2,550 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kate!
  • Random Kate Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kate ranks 104th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 19 babies in Nebraska have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Kate: The name spelled backwards is Etak. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Kate. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kate? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 302 people with the last name Kate.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kate? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kate as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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