Cate

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Cate
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Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Latin, French, English, Welsh
Meaning pure, blessed
Other names
Related names Katherine
Catherine
Kathryn
Kathleen
Katarina
Katrina
Kait
Caitlin
Caitríona
Caterina
Cate
Catie
Caty
Kate
Katie
Katy
Katey
Katia
Catia
Katia

Cate is a feminine given name. It is a short form of Catherine or Katherine, as well as a variant of Kate. The name comes from Latin, French, English, and Welsh origins. The name literally means either 'pure' or 'blessed', used in different context. The name Catherine is popular in Christian countries, as it was the name of one of the first Christian saints, Catherine of Alexandria. Its variants are also widely used around the world.

In addition, Cate is also a surname. Notable people with the name include:

In film and television[edit]

  • Cate Blanchett (born 1969), Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress
  • Cate Shortland (born 1968), Australian writer and director of film and television
  • Keith Cate, main anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa Bay, Florida since 2000
  • Field Cate, American child actor

In literature[edit]

In other fields[edit]

  • Cate Campbell (born 1992), Australian swimmer
  • Cate Edwards (born 1982), the oldest daughter of John Edwards
  • Cate School, four-year, coeducational, college-preparatory boarding school outside Santa Barbara
  • George W. Cate (1825-1905), American politician
  • James L. Cate, Air Force intelligence official and part of the Air Force Historical Division during World War II
  • Troy Cate (born 1980), American baseball player
  • Henk ten Cate (born 1954), Dutch football manager, and a former professional player
  • Catê (1973-2011), Brazilian football manager, and a former professional player

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