Short, matter-of-fact and British, Tate garnered some attention in the US during the early 1970s, but vanished by the time the '80s rolled around. What brought it back to life, or at least the baby-naming charts, was the 1991 Jodie Foster flick 'Little Man Tate', which followed a single mom’s struggles raising her genius son, Tate. This gender-neutral name has a “cheerful” meaning, which may have influenced the 2012 X Factor-winner to change his name professionally from Stephen Eatinger to Tate Stevens.

Famous People Named Tate

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Sharon Tate

Popularity Trend Chart

Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.

Source: Social Security Administration

Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.