Bates could refer to:
- John Bates, from William Shakespeare’s Henry V
- Bates (USS Reliant), a crewman aboard the USS Reliant
- B. Bates, an officer aboard the USS Arkadelphia
- Hannah Bates, a physicist on Moab IV
- Lisa Bates, a yeoman aboard the USS Enterprise, a.k.a. Tal Shiar operative Sadira
- Marian Bates, a starship chief engineer
- Paul Bates, a lieutenant aboard the USS Enterprise
- Reni Bates, a colonist on the planet Heartland
- Roz Bates, an engineer aboard the USS Enterprise
- Morgan Bateson, captain of the USS Bozeman
- "Real" people
- Russell Bates, author of "The Patient Parasites"
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