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Cato (girl)

What does Cato mean?

Cato Pronunciation of Cato [cato] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Cato) is of Greek derivation, and Cato means "pure". Cato is a version of Catherine (Greek): from katharos.

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Cato has 20 variants: Caitey, Caitie, Caity, Catey, Cati, Catie, Caty, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Kata, Katee, Katey, Kati, Katie, Katy, Katya, Kittee, Kittie and Kitty.

42 more relations via Catherine: Cadi, Cait, Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri, Carron, Caryn, Cass, Cassi, Cassy, Cat, Cate, Cath, Catha, Cathe, Cathee, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Cathye, Catia, Catrin, Cay, Caye, Cazzy, Kait, Kari, Karon, Kass, Kat, Kate, Katha, Kathi, Kathy, Katia, Katka, Katla, Kay, Kaye and Kit.

Creative forms:
(female) Carto, Casto, ..

(male) Caco, Casto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cato Kiana (C.K.), ..

How popular is Cato?

Cato is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4125 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Cato (unlisted) are Catherine (#179 from recent data), Kate (#222), Katie (#309), Katy (#1547), Kathy (#1676), Kari (#1817), Katia (#1869), Kati, Kathi, Kitty, Kittie, Kay, Katya, Katey, Kit, Kaye, Karon, Carri, Caryn, Caron, Carin, Cari, Cassi, Cassy, Cathy, Cathie, Cathi, Cate and Caren. Usage of these forms of Cato was widespread among parents in the 1950s (adoption of 2.2%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.3%, 86.7%), with versions such as Catherine falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caren, Cari, Carin, Caron, Carri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caryn, Cassi, Cassy, Cate, Catherine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cathi, Cathie, Cathy, Kari, Karon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kate, Katey, Kathi, Kathy, Kati in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katia, Katie, Katy, Katya, Kay in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Kit, Kittie, Kitty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Kate, Katie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cato is pronounced similarly to Caiti and Catee. Other suggested similar names are Caci, Cacy, Cade, Cady, Cai, Cain, Cal, Cala, Cali, Cam, Cama, Cameo, Cami, Cara, Caro, Carol, Cary, Cas, Casi, Cason, Casy, Charo, Cleo, Clio, Clo, Coco and Sato. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cato.

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