Diminutive form of the name Katherine.

Also used as a stand-alone name.

In England, it has been in used since the Middle Ages.

Alternative forms of the name are: Kathy, Katie, Katy, Katya, Kaitlin, Karen, Cate, Karin, Catalina.

Kate is a popular name in Ireland.

Famous bearers are Kate Winslet, Kate Bush, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Hudson, Kate Moss, Kate Capshaw, Kate Bosworth, Kate Mulgrew, Kate Middleton, Kate Mara, Kate Walsh, Kate del Castillo, Kate O’Mara.

English actress Kate Winslet began her career in British television and gained the expert’s and public’s recognition playing the role of Marianne, in the 1995 film “Sense and Sensibility”.

In 1997, she entered the global stardom, when she starred in the tremendously successful James Cameron film “Titanic”.

She is the youngest actress to receive six Academy Award nominations and one of the few to have won almost all the major American awards, Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy.

English singer, composer and producer Kate Bush, is one of the most popular and successful solo performers during the last decades of the 20th century.

One of her most amazing achievements is that she had five albums in the UK charts in five successive decades.

She has received numerous BRIT and Grammy Awards.