Variations:Cate, Kaite

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About Kate

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Kate is a shorter and punchier version of the traditional Katherine, but no less lovely than the original name. This is an idea baby girl name for parents looking for something fashionable and cool.

Detailed Meaning

Kate is a short form of Katherine, and shares the meaning of ‘pure’.

Famous People With This Name

Catherine “Kate” Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge, married to Prince William. Kate Winslet is an English actress best known for playing Rose in “Titanic.” Kate Moss is a British supermodel who rose to fame in the 1990s.

Possible Nicknames

Possible nicknames for Kate include Kat and Katie/Katy.

Related Names

Kate can also be spelt Cate or Kaite. A related name is Katherine/Catherine.

Stories Featuring This Name

Kate Austen is one of the main characters in the American television series, “Lost.” Kate Beckett is one of the protagonists of the mystery show, “Castle.” Kate Barlow is an outlaw in the book and movie, “Holes.”

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