Kate is a feminine given name. It is sometimes a short form of Katherine, which is Greek meaning pure, blessed, virginal and popularity. It may refer to:

People with the given name Kate:

  • Kate (given name)

In meteorology:

  • Hurricane Kate (1985), which hit the US
  • Typhoon Kate (1970), a super typhoon that struck the Philippines


  • CSS Kate was a 165' wooden hulled sidewheel steamer of 477 tons used by the Confederacy as a blockade runner that made 20 successful runs through the Union blockade during the American Civil War.


  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
  • "Kate" a young adult novel by Valerie Sherrard
  • Kate (song), a song by Ben Folds Five
  • Nakajima B5N, a Japanese torpedo bomber, Allied reporting name "Kate"
  • Kate (text editor), a text editor for KDE
  • KATE, a radio station in Minnesota, USA
  • "Kate" is rhyming slang for Army (it rhymes with Kate Carney)
  • An alternative title of Crabbit Old Woman, a poem attributed to Phyllis McCormack
  • The K√Ęte language, a Papuan language

Famous quotes containing the word kate:

    Truly, My Satan, thou art but a Dunce,
    And dost not know the Garment from the Man.
    Every Harlot was a Virgin once,
    Nor can’st thou ever change Kate into Nan.
    William Blake (1757–1827)