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Tate

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tate

"Tate" is a name of English origin, and it means "Cheerful". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. United States poet and critic (1899-1979)
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From Old English Tāta, a personal name of unknown meaning .

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred back from the surname.
  3. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Tate

Tate Donovan is an actor and director. His ongoing career started in 1984. Tate was given the name Tate Buckley Donovan on September 25th, 1963 in Tenafly, New Jersey.

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Tate Ellington is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2004. Tate was given the name James Tate Ellington in 1979 in Madison, Mississippi, U.S. Tate is also known as Ellington and James Tate.

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Tate Taylor is a director, writer, producer, and actor. Tate was born on June 3rd, 1969 in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.

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Tate Stevens is a country music musician. He was most prominent from 1994 to 2000. Tate was given the name Stephen Eatinger on March 1st, 1975 in Belton, Missouri, U.S.

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Tate Forcier is a football player for the Free agent. Tate was born on August 7th, 1990 in San Diego, California.

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Tate Reeves is a 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, and 33rd Treasurer of Mississippi. Tate was born on June 5th, 1974 in Florence, Mississippi.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tate

Miesha was born on August 18th, 1986 in Tacoma, Washington.

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Sharon Tate was an actress and model. Her career lasted from 1961 to 1969. Sharon was given the name Sharon Marie Tate by her parents Colonel (United States) and Doris Tate on January 24th, 1943 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. She passed away on August 9th, 1969.

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Dillon Tate is a baseball player for the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers (baseball). Dillon was born on May 1st, 1994 in Claremont, California.

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Catherine Tate is an actress, writer, and comedienne. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Catherine was given the name Catherine Ford on May 12th, 1968 in Bloomsbury, London, England.

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Tanya was born on March 31st, 1979 in Liverpool.

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Larenz Tate is an actor. He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Larenz was born on September 8th, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Tate in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 6 0 6
1914 8 0 8
1915 9 0 9
1916 17 0 17
1917 5 0 5
1918 8 0 8
1920 6 0 6
1921 5 0 5
1922 8 0 8
1923 12 0 12
1924 5 0 5
1925 7 0 7
1926 5 0 5
1927 6 0 6
1929 5 0 5
1934 6 0 6
1936 8 0 8
1938 6 0 6
1943 5 0 5
1944 5 0 5
1945 8 0 8
1946 7 0 7
1947 7 0 7
1948 6 0 6
1949 6 0 6
1951 10 0 10
1952 9 0 9
1954 5 0 5
1957 6 0 6
1958 5 0 5
1959 7 0 7
1960 29 0 29
1961 25 0 25
1962 15 0 15
1963 29 0 29
1964 23 0 23
1965 32 0 32
1966 29 0 29
1967 30 0 30
1968 39 0 39
1969 44 0 44
1970 54 0 54
1971 113 0 113
1972 81 0 81
1973 64 0 64
1974 80 0 80
1975 91 5 86
1976 91 6 85
1977 92 0 92
1978 86 0 86
1979 66 5 61
1980 61 0 61
1981 81 5 76
1982 50 0 50
1983 64 0 64
1984 44 0 44
1985 67 6 61
1986 76 7 69
1987 82 9 73
1988 78 0 78
1989 86 10 76
1990 126 14 112
1991 146 16 130
1992 257 30 227
1993 262 26 236
1994 291 31 260
1995 269 23 246
1996 338 31 307
1997 380 35 345
1998 457 46 411
1999 530 38 492
2000 607 60 547
2001 605 42 563
2002 587 52 535
2003 692 48 644
2004 751 51 700
2005 809 50 759
2006 746 36 710
2007 746 35 711
2008 713 41 672
2009 661 25 636
2010 747 30 717
2011 751 27 724
2012 787 21 766
2013 903 24 879
2014 829 27 802
2015 767 31 736
2016 708 21 687

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Popularity of Tate as a first name

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Popularity of Tate as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tate U.S.
  White 55.59% 64.26%
  African American 38.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tate

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tate

  • How Popular is the name Tate? Tate is the 1,780th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tate was the 467th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tate have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,485 babies born with the first name Tate in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tate to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tate? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tate first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tate is Monday, February 28th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Tate born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tate was in 2013 with a total of 879 babies.
  • Random Tate Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tate ranks 88th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 49 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Tate: Your name in reverse order is Etat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tate? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 71,058 people with the last name Tate.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tate? Tate was ranked as the 467th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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