Meaning and Name Origin
Cabot \c(a)-bot\ as a boys' name is of French origin, and the meaning of Cabot is "strolling player". John Cabot (15th century) was an Italian-born English explorer and navigator. In Italy, he is known as Giovanni Caboto (which is his original name). Also, more recently, the name of a prominent Boston mercantile and shipping family.
Cabot has 1 variant: Cabbot.
Cabot is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#17848 out of 88799, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Cabot for boys. Cabot has yet to be ranked in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)