US Popularity:11138
Origin:British
Meaning:A person who lived by a gate; Gatekeeper
Gates is a gender-neutral name of Old English origin. A variant of the surname Gate, this name comes from the Old English expression gate, used to describe a person who lived by a gate. It may also originate from the surname Yates, which is inspired by an Old English occupational name for a gatekeeper. Sci-fi fans will know the name Gates from actress Gates McFadden, who starred in the Star Trek franchise, but it’s probably best recognized for American business magnate Bill Gates.

Gates Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Gates is currently #11138 in U.S. births
Boy:Gates is currently #11790 in U.S. births
Girl:Gates is currently #25103 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2000
Gender:
Girl
#25103
in 2000
- 8834
from 1997
In comparison to the previous year's data

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