Yates name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yates

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Australia, the name Yates means "gates".
  2. According to a user from the United States, the name Yates is of English origin and means "Gatekeeper, from 'gate'".
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International Interest
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  1. plural of yate

yates was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Yates

Notable Persons Named Yates

Yates Murphy

Yates Murphy is an athlete for the Maine Sting.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yates

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yates

Sally Yates

Sally Yates is a United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, United States Deputy Attorney General, and United States Attorneyfor theNorthern District of Georgia. Sally was born on August 20th, 1960 in Atlanta.

Andrea Yates

Andrea Yates is a criminal.

Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne is a hip hop music and rap rock rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Tech was given the name Aaron Dontez Yates on November 8th, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri.

David Yates

David Yates is a film director, film producer, director, and producer. His ongoing career started in 1988. David was born in 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom.

Paula Yates

Paula Yates was a television presenter and writer. She was most active from 1980 to 2000. Paula was given the name Paula Elizabeth Yates by her parents Hughie Green and Jess Yates on April 24th, 1959 in Colwyn Bay. She passed away on September 17th, 2000.

Dorian Yates

Dorian Yates is a bodybuilder. Dorian was born on April 19th, 1962 in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England.

  • Reggie Yates
  • Adam Yates
  • Taylor Jonathan Yates
    Football Player
  • Simon Yates
  • Sidney Richard Yates
  • Roger Yates
  • Kirby Yates
    Baseball Player
  • Joseph Christopher Yates
    Governor of New York
  • Richard Yates
    Governor of Illinois
  • Craig Robert Young
  • George Wilhelmus Mancius Yates
    Military Person
  • Billy Yates
  • Pamela Yates
  • Jack Yates

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yates U.S.
  White 80.58% 64.26%
  African American 14.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yates

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Yates

  • What name lists does Yates rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Yates? Yates is the 18,013th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yates was the 535th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yates have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 444 babies born with the first name Yates in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yates to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yates? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Yates first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yates is Sunday, November 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Yates born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yates was in 1921 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Yates Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yates is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Yates: The name spelled backwards is Setay. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Esyat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yates? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 63,254 people with the last name Yates.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yates? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 21 of them will have Yates as their last name.
  • Yates name meaning

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