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Girl Name: Kate

Name: Kate
Pronunciation: \k(a)-te\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: German
Related Names: Catherine
Sounds Like: Kade, Katy, Kata, Kat, Katt
Variant forms: Cait, Caitie, Cate, Catee, Catey, Catie, Kaethe, Kait, Kaite, Kaitlin, Katee, Katey, Kathe, Kati, Katie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 464
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 35491

Description

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.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Kate.

Popularity

Kate is a very popular first name for women (#464 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#35491 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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