The meaning, origin, popularity, similar names, and other details about the girl name Kate

Meanings & Origins of Kate

What does Kate mean? What is the origin?

Origin German
Meaning Kate \k(a)-te\ as a girl's name. Short form of Katherine, also used as an independent name. Writer Kate Chopin; actresses Kate Capshaw, Kate Jackson, Kate Nelligan, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Winslet; German artist Kaethe Kollwitz; designer Kate Spade; model Kate Moss.

Kate has 15 variant forms: Cait, Caitie, Cate, Catee, Catey, Catie, Kaethe, Kait, Kaite, Kaitlin, Katee, Katey, Kathe, Kati and Katie.

For more information, see also the related name Catherine.

Baby names that sound like Kate are Kade, Katy, Kata, Kat and Katt.

Origin English
Meaning Pure; Innocent
Origin Greek
Meaning Pure; Innocent

More Details About Kate

How popular is Kate? Any other details?

How to pronounce, Kate? \k(a)-te\
Popularity of Kate There were 1156 US births last year.
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