Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tate

Tate is an English male name which comes from a surname via Old English personal name Tata, a name of unknown meaning. I’ve seen a source list it as possibly deriving from an Old Norse word teitr meaning “glad, merry, cheerful” via  PIE root word. Tate (and Tata) was also another name for Æthelburh (or Ethelburga) of Kent, an Anglo-Saxon queen consort of Northumbria and a wife of King Edwin; she was a Christian who brought Christianty to the north.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Tata (Old English)

 

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