If you want to call your baby girl Kate but wonder if it sounds too much like a nickname, consider this: Kate has been around since at least the start of 19th century and is recognized today as an independent first name. It’s short, sweet and easy to pronounce. It was created as a diminutive form of Katherine, which is derived from the Greek “katharos,” meaning "pure." Kate is wholesome and friendly, two adjectives that fit famous namesakes Middleton, Winslet and Hudson to a T.

Famous Kates

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Kate Jackson
  • Kate Moss
  • Kate Winslet

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Source: Social Security Administration

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