Origin of the name KATE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name KATE.
short form of Katherine
(q.v.), meaning "pure." Usage: America, Australia,
Canada, England, Germany (Käte), Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland,
Kate Thompson, an Irish actress and romance
novelist. Kate Smith (d. 1986), was an American singer. Kate
Moss, an English model. Kate Victoria "KT" Tunstall, a
Scottish musician, singer, and songwriter. Kate Jarman, a Welsh
Almost invariably in the
nursery a child is given by brothers and sisters some name which, if not
a contraction of the baptismal name, bears no relation to it.
Margaret is indeed crumpled into Maggie, Mary reduced to May, Elizabeth
to Betty or Lizzie, Catherine to Kate;... (Family Names and Their
Story, Baring-Gould, 1910)