The meaning of Kate
Kate is a derivative or nick name of the name Katherine which originated from Greece. The meaning of Kate is blessed, pure, virginal, and popular. The nick name Kate was borne by the New Zealand suffragette (early women’s organization movements in the late 19th and the early 20th century).
Popularity of the Name
Kate was not in the 100 most popular girl’s names in England in 2012 (data from the Office of National Statistics).
Famous People Called Kate
Today there are many famous people with the named Kate such as super model Katherine (Kate) Moss, singer Catherine (Kate) Bush, Katherine (Kate) Sheppard, along with actresses Kathryn (Kate) Beckinsale, Kate Hudson, Kate Winslet, authors Catherine Kate Bosworth and Kate Chopin. Catherine Middleton (the Duchess of Cambridge) is often referred to as Kate.
Also are famous productions such as Kiss Me, Kate’ which is sometime portrayed as a musical and another of William Shakespeare’s productions, The Taming of the Shrew, which is a comedy that also is performed as a comedy. Kate (Katrina) is a character in Stephenie Meyer’s popular Twilight series.
Although the name failed to make it in the latest list of the top 100 most popular baby names for girls, you might not have guessed since the meaning of Kate can be found in so many areas of modern society.
Variations of the name Kate
Here’s a few variations of the name; Katie and Katy.
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