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Tate

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Origin: Old English
Meaning: One Tenth

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Tate

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Tate in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Tate:

  • Records indicate that 12,009 boys in the United States have been named Tate since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2005, when 758 people in the U.S. were given the name Tate. Those people are now 14 years old.

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      42 Positive Comments

  • "Love it! It's been my name for almost 41 years now." Jun. 3, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I gave my 4th son the name. I never met anyone with this as a first name. I spell it TATE. Perfect name for him." Aug. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 year old is called Tate, his middle name is Mitchell - we call him Tate bear and Tater cakes... We love the name, it's short, strong and it's not very common." Jun. 10, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Tate. I think it has a nice ring to it. The meaning is cheerful which I think is cool. Tate is a unique name which is also good. It can be used for a boy or girl.I think it is better on a boy, though. I know a Tate that is a show off but he is really awesome.If you are looking for a name, than this is perfect!" Oct. 7, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a woman named Tayte. LOVE my name and have never had issues. Tayte goes with a lot of other names..!" Jun. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our son Tate, he is 6 months old. His middle name is Ross which was my maiden name. We get alot of compliments on his name, no one has ever said anything negative. He is a very happy baby so the 'cheerful' meaning fits well." Jan. 13, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Tate Steven. He is eight years old. Tate is an artistic, charismatic boy and the simple, strong name of 'Tate' fits him well. So far, he has not had any problems with people making fun of his name. Once in a great while someone will think we said 'Kate' instead of 'Tate'." Apr. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friends name is Tate and he is awsome,i do call him tat-or-tot and potato sometimes, but he doesnt care. Tecknaly his name is joseph tate, but he just goes by tate. Someday im gonna name my kid tate joseph so everyone will know thats how its really supost to be." Sep. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in millenium year 2000. We wanted a name that couldn't be made into a nickname. We both agreed on Tate. Have not heard of anyone else using it for a first name only surname. He was thrilled to visit the Tate Gallery with his school. We call him tateybabe (at home) and sometimes Tateypie. He doesn't mind this. Just sees it a term of endearment. Loads of compliments on his name and that it's unusual. I've only just found this site and am thrilled to find some meanings for his name. He's especially excited to see that it means Emperor or Imperial one in Japanese." May. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Tate Ryan. He was born in 1992. I too wanted to give him a name that was original. Not too many people have the name. Maybe a last name, but not many with Tate for the first. His name means, "cheerful", and that's exactly his personality." Mar. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was looking up names for a character. I found it's native american for a female wolf. But it could also mean something else in other Languages." Jan. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the nae tate for a boy. i am writingb a story and the cool bad boy is named tate Gretchen(that's the last name)" Dec. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had a math teacher named Tate, now I am going to name each of my children Tate." Dec. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is now 9. I get many compliments on his name, Tate Delsin. He is always very cheerful and brings sunshine into our lives!" Dec. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Tate. Its my husband great grandmothers maiden name. We have a huge family and it seems to be different and meaningful! But my husbands name is David and he is the 3rd David in the family and we want to continue the name but I feel Tate David doesnt sound right. It looks ok but....not sure?" Nov. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife is due this week, we are thinking Tate James" Oct. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Tate. We just had our first son and my madien name was Tate. So we nameed him Tate and middle name is Griffin" Sep. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're naming our first born son Tait. It will be his middle name and his first name comes from his grandfather, but we will call him Tait. I like the name because it has a solid history with the famous Canadian Tait McKenzie. Both my husband and I like history, so it seemed a good fit. It's not trendy, so in five years when he goes to school, there won't be a bunch of kids with the same name." Sep. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 3 year old Tate Alexander....Loved it from the start and still do!" Aug. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in January 2010 and we named him Tate (it was one of the few male names we could agree on and he looked like Tate fit him when he arrived). He is Tate Matthew and we have had many compliments on how different the name is without being trendy or strange." Jun. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son will be 3 soon and his name is Tait. His full name is Tait Michael. We like his name very much. There are some issues with spelling sometimes. We used to have people thinking his name was "Kate" when he was little. We like his name because we think it is manly and short. My husband is a teacher so we wanted to go with an unusual name. We do call him "Tater" and "Tater Tot" on occasion, but we think it is cute." Apr. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am going to call my first born Tate. My husband is Japanese and Tate in Japanese is teito, which means Imperial One, or Emperor!" Apr. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 1998 and his name is Tate. Actually, his name is Payton Tate but we exclusively call him Tate. I love the sound of it. As others stated, it is hard to get away from Tater Tot......." Mar. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second son is named Tate - he is 16. We wanted a name that sounded nice and was not too common. It means "charming" and "cheerful" which is just how he turned out! Our first son is named Zach - he is 18. We thought we were being original with him as well but that ended up being a very popular name in the 90's! Tate's middle name is Quentin after my grandfather - we thought we would call him TQ... but we never did... We did sometimes call him "Tater," I admit, but he didn't mind too much... "Tate" is a great guy's name - just like the actor Tate Donovan or the Michigan quarterback "Tate Forcier!" It also was the name of a great movie "Little Man Tate" about a very smart boy... Jodie Foster played his mom. My son Tate actually ended up being a genius too - he gets straight A-pluses in school. In short, "Tate is great!" (or that's what his 2nd grade teacher always used to say!) We have only met maybe 2 or 3 other guys named Tate... and the only drawback is we could never get him anything with his name on it - like a bicycle license plate or pencils!! Well... that is, not until we ended up going to the "Tate Modern" art museum in London. Then we bought him about a million things with his name on it!!! LOL!" Mar. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im about to have a son in March and we are naming him Cameron Tate. We love the name Tate for a little boy!" Dec. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Expecting our second child in 6 weeks and if it's a boy it will be Tate, but I'm not sure about a middle name and came to this site to brainstorm." Nov. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like my name yeah its tate every one calls me patoato or taterhead" May. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Tate. Wife and I loved the name immediately. Some people confuse it with Nate or ask "Tate?" or confuse him with a girl (mail has come for Ms. Tate). Overall though, have received a lot of compliments on it and have no regrets. Not too popular but not totally off the wall." Mar. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love the name Tate! My three-year old son has this name. And it was going to be Tatum for a girl. My name starts with a "T" and for some reason my hubby has to have all our children start with this letter. It's quirky I know, but I go along with it because I love him. My oldest son is Tristan Jared & youngest son is Tate Christopher. :)" Jan. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I had a handful of names ready for our son, but once we saw him we both agreed - "Tate". And he's turned out to be a lovely little man even tho he was 9 weeks prem. Very cheerful and chuckly. A great name for a great kid, and its not very common, yet." Jan. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are having a boy in April and will be naming him Tate. It is my mother-in-law's maiden name. I think it is unique and not too trendy either." Jan. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 year-old son's name is Tate, and we still think it is the coolest boy's name around. We are having another one now, and we are having problems coming up with a name that we think is as cool as Tate for this one." Dec. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 2 year old son is named Tait (it's a family name on my husband's side) and we've had many compliments on it. I also like the fact it means happy and cheerful. When hearing it for the first time, some people did think we were saying "Kate", especially when he was very little. And yes, he does sometimes get potato or tater comments, but I can think of worse nicknames and most people just use Tait given it's so short and catchy." Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that name I'm planning on calling my child that (when I have one lol, not planning to have a child now just looking to the future). I think Tate James sounds like a nice name because he can be called TJ short if you like. xx :)" Sep. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Tate and he's eleven. I personally dont know any more Tates, but i love the name and so do my family and friends. Its different and thats why we like it." Sep. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I need some advise. I am pregnant and my husband and I really like the name Tate, but his middle name would have to be named after my father-in-law, James. I am not too sure on how I feel about Tate James. I feel Tate needs to be more sylabols to sound right. Do you have any idea's on a long form of Tate and we can just call him Tate for short?" Aug. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Tate. I have met 2 other boys with the same name, it is increasing in popularity though. People always will call you Tater, Taterbug, Taterhead, Tatertot, Tater Salad. Be ready for it!" Oct. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my 5 month old son Tate and everyone we know has complimented us on what a lovely yet unique name it is. We know noone else of this name so I think that although he will grow up with an unusual first name it will not be as fat out as say 'Apple' or 'Trixybell'" Mar. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Comment to Dec 23, 2006. I have been pulling it off for 32 years and none of my family, friends or fellow Marines have once called me girly. BTW I am the 4th Tate in my family dating back to the 18th century. The only confusion is that my last name is a feminine first name. I have two last names or two first names depending on what dry cleaner I use." Feb. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm considering this name for our new little one. I really like the sound of it!" Nov. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our son's name and it seems to be well liked. It is a simple, unique name." Jul. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "mY NEW SONS NAME IS TATE EVERYONE LOVES IT AS THEY DON'T HEAR IT EVERYDAY. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT HIS NAME IS KATE BUT I'M SURE AS HE GETS OLDER AND STARTS TO LOOK LIKE A LITTLE BY THE CONFUSION WILL DISSAPEAR" Nov. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Tate is a stupid name and not even nice sounding. Rio ferdinand called his son Tate I think it's an awful name." Jun. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my little cousins name (female.) I absolutely hate it. I think it is horrible. I live in hartlepool and we often call potatoes taties and this is her nickname. I have never heard of anything more stupid!!!" Jul. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      24 Neutral Comments

  • "I am due to have my 3rd son in October and I can't get passed this name. I love it. My husbands second name is Steven so think ill team it with that (plus im a liverpool fan so Steven Gerrard's name adds a bonus). Tate Steven? Definitely!" Apr. 3, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son Tate was born in 2000 . He is very cheerful enthusiastic very popular and loves his name. We also visited Tate modern and he loved it as he is very artistic. His middle name is Samuel." Jul. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name our boy Tate so bad but our last name is Owens I am very worried about him being called Potato, I really don't mind tater tot or any of that but I am a little worried with our last name beginning with an O." May. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tait! I am doing some research for a class about my name... but what is really funny is that I am a 32 year old female!" Sep. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is Tayte-he is my Pie(TayterPie) when we looked up the name ina baby book in 2000 we found Tate which meant one of ten-he was our tenth." Aug. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have a 2 year old called felix and are expecti g our second in 3 months. We love Tate but our surname is Britten..........cool or just wrong?????!" Aug. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS URICE TATE I LIKE PEOPLE SOMETIMES SAY URICE WORNG BUT TATE I LIKE ITS GOOD TO SEE OTHERS HAVE AND WANT TATE FOR NAME IWONT MY 1 NAME TO BE JAMES BUT URICE IS COOL" Dec. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've actually never met ANY boys with the name Tate, only GIRLS. I know 2. A girl named Tate who is 14, and another who's around 7. A close family friend of a cousin has a half brother with the name Tate, but that's the only time I've heard it used as a boy name. I also know someone who named their daughter Peneolpe Tate. Penelope for her grandmother, so I'm guessing. They are wanting to call her either Penny, or Tate, so we'll see how things go. Anyway, Tate, is actually a boys and girls name, which from the records I've gathered, actually means happiness, and is a shortened form of Tatum." Nov. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "A longer version of Tate that we are considering is Taten. I think that Tate is a very cool name!!" Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's different, but not too way out and the name of new baby boy!" Aug. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my last name is Tate.I guess it would be alright for a first name, but I wpuld perfer it as a last name . Then again it is not my choice." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my last name is Tate.I guess it would be alright for a first name, but I wpuld perfer it as a last name . Then again it is not my choice." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my last name is Tate.I guess it would be alright for a first name, but I wpuld perfer it as a last name . Then again it is not my choice." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my last name is Tate.I guess it would be alright for a first name, but I wpuld perfer it as a last name . Then again it is not my choice." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my last name is Tate.I guess it would be alright for a first name, but I wpuld perfer it as a last name . Then again it is not my choice." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my last name is Tate.I guess it would be alright for a first name, but I wpuld perfer it as a last name . Then again it is not my choice." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my last name is Tate.I guess it would be alright for a first name, but I wpuld perfer it as a last name . Then again it is not my choice." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tatea . The girl version my tate.But my friends just call me tatertoternatorrrrr! haa" Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tatea . The girl version my tate.But my friends just call me tatertoternatorrrrr! haa" Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tatea . The girl version my tate.But my friends just call me tatertoternatorrrrr! haa" Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "What the... I've never even heard of this name! Its not popular where I live... I have never heard of or seen one person with this name." Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Comment to Dec 23, 2006. I have been pulling it off for 32 years and none of my family, friends or fellow Marines have once called me girly. BTW I am the 4th Tate in my family dating back to the 18th century. The only confusion is that my last name is a feminine first name. I have two last names or two first names depending on what dry cleaner I use." Feb. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have just named my new son Tate - born March 2005. We live in New Zealand and it is quite an unusual name here. I'm surprised to see that it is very popular in the US." Mar. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is a GREAT name if you want something cool, and strong. A few more are Gabriel (gabes), Orlando, Joe, Isiah, Isaac, Patrick, (NOT PAT!!) Elijah, etc. etc., i could go on all night if i wanted to, but those are a few starters for anyone who's interested!!!" Nov. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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