Meaning and Origin of: Date

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables : Hindu (Brahman) name found among the Konkanasth Brahmans, from Sanskritdātā ‘donor’.
  • Japanese : habitational name from a place called Idate in Mutsu (now Aomori) prefecture. They were a great samurai family descended from the northern Fujiwaraclan.