KATE
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: KAYT (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Diminutive of KATHERINE, often used independently. It has been used in England since the Middle Ages. This was the name of the woman who Petruchio marries and tries to tame in Shakespeare's comedy 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593). A famous bearer is the British actress Kate Winslet (1975-).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Kat, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kay, Kit, Kitty, Kae, Kaye (English), Ina, Kata, Katica, Tina (Croatian)
DIMINUTIVES: Katey, Katie, Katy, Kayla, Kaety, Katee, Kaylee, Kayleen, Kaylyn (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Katerina (Bulgarian), Katka (Czech), Katja, Trine, Caja, Ina, Kaja, Karen, Karin, Karina (Danish), Cato, Ina, Katinka, Katja, Rina, Tina, Trijntje, Karin, Tineke (Dutch), Kaisa, Kati, Riina, Triinu (Estonian), Kaija, Kaisa, Kata, Kati, Katri, Riina, Kaarina, Karin (Finnish), Eka (Georgian), Cathrin, Catrin, Ina, Käthe, Kathrin, Katinka, Katja, Karen, Karin, Karina (German), Kalena (Hawaiian), Kata, Katalinka, Kati, Kató, Kitti (Hungarian), Cáit, Ríona (Irish), Rina (Italian), Katrė (Lithuanian), Kari, Katja, Ina, Kaia, Kaja, Karen, Karin, Karina, Karine (Norwegian), Kasia, Karina (Polish), Cátia (Portuguese), Katenka, Katerina, Katia, Katya, Karina (Russian), Katka (Slovak), Katica, Katja (Slovene), Cajsa, Kai, Kajsa, Katja, Carin, Carina, Ina, Kaj, Kaja, Karin, Karina (Swedish), Cadi (Welsh)
Popularity
United States  ranked #194 
England/Wales  ranked #290 
Canada (BC)  ranked #77 
Australia (NSW)  - 
Ireland  ranked #18 
Netherlands  ranked #133 
New Zealand  ranked #81 
Northern Ireland  ranked #98 
Scotland  -