Meaning and Origin of: Tate

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English, Native American : To be cheerful; windy; a great talker
  • Old English : Cheerful
  • Native American : Long-winded talker

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from the Old English personal name Tāta, possibly a short form of various compound names with the obscure first element tāt, or else a nursery formation. This surname is common and widespread in Britain; the chief area of concentration is northeastern England, followed by northern Ireland.