Kate

Kate - A very unique female name



  Nov 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kate, meaning pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #275. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kate and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kate? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kate. The baby girl name Kate was given to 1,611 baby girls in 2012, ranking #194 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 877 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kate peaked in popularity 10 years ago in 2007 on position 136.



Famous with this name

Kate Beckinsale
Kate Winslet
Kate Bosworth


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Kate is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kate is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #32 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #538.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kate is where you live.


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Kate origin and meaning

Kate is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means pure. To see famous people named Kate, pop culture references for the name Kate and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kate

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kate, sorted by popularity.

Kathy / Katie / Katy / Kassidy / Kathie / Kathi / Kitty / Katia / Kati / Kattie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012194
2011174
2010209
2009159
2008139
2007136
2006142
2005141
2004147
2003161
2002193
2001201
2000226
1999228
1998270
1997326
1996339
1995372
1994351
1993338
1992323
1991289
1990270
1989247
1988227
1987191
1986186
1985181
1984177
1983199
1982200
1981192
1980199
1979208
1978245
1977289
1976389
1975417
1974504
1973611
1972628
1971753
1970622
1969676
1968706
1967754
1966732
1965705
1964705
1963747
1962703
1961722
1960726
1959775
1958823
1957789
19561195
19551023
1954955
1953923
1952956
1951946
1950858
1949897
19481018
1947943
19461023
1945971
1944851
1943792
1942778
1941688
1940836
1939671
1938757
1937856
1936689
1935634
1934678
1933766
1932687
1931648
1930637
1929614
1928603
1927567
1926528
1925532
1924480
1923454
1922439
1921396
1920430
1919367
1918381
1917352
1916336
1915322
1914301
1913298
1912280
1911259
1910275

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah32
Idaho96
North Dakota102
Louisiana123
Montana130
Hawaii152
Indiana164
Arizona165
Texas168
Missouri169
Colorado171
Oklahoma172
South Dakota174
New York175
Washington179
Minnesota184
Delaware185
Illinois188
Kansas195
Massachusetts200
California201
Kentucky202
Iowa204
Virginia214
Nevada214
Michigan216
New Jersey218
Arkansas218
Georgia220
Oregon222
Nebraska231
Ohio233
Wisconsin241
Pennsylvania269
West Virginia269
District of Columbia271
Maryland275
North Carolina288
Tennessee293
Florida296
Connecticut298
South Carolina320
Alabama334
New Mexico421
Mississippi538

Even more about Kate


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kate a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kate?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2007
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kate
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 877
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,611

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