The baby boy name Bates represent unique meaning, Boatman, is popular among english ethenicity or origin.

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.

Famous Bates's

  • Bates Battaglia Hockey Player

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