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This name is very cute and it has a good meaning. It is the perfect name for a little boy!
-- ashleylynn  5/6/2005
There is the Tate Gallery in London. I love it there.
-- hana  2/28/2006
I don't like the name, it reminds me of tater tots.
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2006
This name is the cutest! I love it for a boy!
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2006
The actor Tate Donovan played Jimmy Cooper on The O.C. He also once dated Jennifer Aniston.
-- pink_floyd_fan  7/25/2006
Terry Tate is a famous football player that used to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes in the United States.
-- Taydbug112  12/19/2006
Terry Tate is actually a fictional football player created by Reebok during their 2002 ad campaign. He is best known as Terry Tate: Office Linebacker.
-- SSF  2/10/2007
Tate's a cool name. It could grow on me a lot.
-- Jasmine  3/1/2007
I love this name. It's simple but not too common. I want to name my 2nd son this. My first is named Marlow which also comes from a surname and I think they sound good together. Both strong English names. I just hope he doesn't get called po-Tate-o!
-- minx  5/28/2007
As I understand it from my reference books (A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson, for instance) technically it is the surname Tait that goes back to the Old Norse word for "cheerful", while Tate goes back to an Old English name, Tata, the original meaning of which is unknown. Since Tait and Tate are pronounced identically, I'm sure over the centuries there has been some confusion in spelling and some "Tate" families may originally have had medieval ancestors with the Old Norse name. But the origin does seem to be a bit more complicated that just "Old Norse" for "cheerful". [noted -ed]
-- clevelandkentevans  8/9/2007
Such a great name. Boys names sound so great when expressed in one syllable. Tate is strong, unmistakable and can be envisioned as the artist of a finger painting or the name on an M. D.'s diploma. Just perfect. When we decided to have children, this was hands down going to be our son's name. Three daughters later there is still no Tate.
People say that it reminds them of "tater-tots". So, ask any seven year old "What's a tater-tot?", if they know, chances are they won't be deciding your young Tate's future while reviewing his application to Harvard.
-- kkrieger  11/27/2007
Despite sounding like Kate and Tatum, this name sounds quite masculine to me. I think this name is better as a surname, quite frankly. It's quite plain and minimalist, and it makes me think of little boys and tomboyish girls for some reason, not adults.
-- slight night shiver  5/8/2008
Using Tate is like you've given up or something. "Tate?" I ask. "That's all they could come up with?"
It sounds dull, stupid, rather too much like taint and like there was absolutely no effort put into the naming process.
-- gio2475  6/15/2008
My sister's name has the same pronunciation but it is spelt Tayte. So my opinion is that Tate (Or Tayte) could be used as a girls or a boys name.
-- seaqueen321321  12/13/2008
In the book Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, Tate Markham is the name of one of the characters.
-- eguo0124  2/28/2009
Tate can also be a last name. There was a guy that used to play college football named Terry Tate. He does funny commercials for Reebok now.
-- Taydbug112  4/26/2009
I very much like this name for either a boy or a girl. I'm actually considering naming one of my girls Tate in the future. I first read the name in a novel and the character was a girl.
-- lil_bri_11  1/19/2010
From middle English meaning 'cheerful'.
-- Caramel  3/4/2010
Logically, this should be listed as a unisex name. Tate can be a nickname for the feminine Tatum, so is occasionally used as a given name for girls.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2010
British singers Emma Bunton and Jade Jones have a son named Tate, who was born a few weeks ago.
-- bananarama  5/26/2011
Tate is derived from the Norwegian Tait. Middle English version is Taten.
-- tateknowsnames  8/6/2011
I personally really like this name in all of its simplicity. It sounds strong, but also wholesome, and while some view it as a childish name, I on the contrary think it would age well. It's not an extremely popular name, but it sounds like it could be.
-- Emichand  8/4/2013
Tate Langdon is a character on the first season of the TV series American Horror Story.
-- Ryry1996  4/22/2014

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