Tate - boys name

Tate name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Tate name meaning:

The name Tate is of English origin and is primarily used as a surname but can also be used as a first name. As a surname, it is derived from the Old English word "tāt," which means "cheerful" or "gladly." The name Tate carries a positive connotation associated with happiness and optimism.

When used as a first name, Tate is often given to boys. It is a short and strong name that exudes confidence and a sense of vitality. Boys with the name Tate are often seen as cheerful and friendly individuals who bring joy to others. The name may also suggest a person who approaches life with enthusiasm and a positive outlook.

Overall, the name Tate is associated with happiness and gladness, making it a great choice for parents looking for a name that reflects positivity and optimism for their son.

Origin: English

To be cheerful.


Surnames, Unisex names

Related names

Tate , Tait

Other boys names beginning with T


Overall UK ranking: 412 out of 4789

103 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Tate

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