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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Middle English : Gate-keeper

Boy name variations

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town, or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper.

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