Bates
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
BAYTS
Meaning
Boatman
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The name Bates could have two distinct origins. One is that it is a version of the name Bate, a short form of the name Bartholomew. The name could therefore mean 'a rich man'. Bates could also be a form of the Old English word for a boatman which was 'bat'. It mostly functions as a surname.

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Bates Battaglia - hockey player

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