Diminutive of KATHERINE, often used independently. It has been used in England since the Middle Ages. This was the name of the woman who Petruchio marries and tries to tame in Shakespeare's comedy 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593). A famous bearer is the British actress Kate Winslet (1975-).
Famous People: Kate Winsletwiki (Actor, 1975, United Kingdom), Kate Hudsonwiki (Actor, 1979, United States), Kate Beckinsalewiki (Actor, 1973, United Kingdom), Kate Bushwiki (Singer, 1958, United Kingdom), Kate Ryanwiki (Singer, 1980, Belgium), Kate Mosswiki (Model, 1974, United Kingdom), Kate Bosworthwiki (Actor, 1983, United States), Kate Mulgrewwiki (Actor, 1955, United States)