pate (n.1) Look up pate at
"top of the head," early 14c. (late 12c. in surnames), of unknown origin; perhaps a shortened form of Old French patene or Medieval Latin patena, both from Latin patina "pan, dish" (see pan (n.)).
pate (n.2) Look up pate at
"paste," 1706, from French pâté, from Old French paste, earlier pastée, from paste (see paste (n.)).