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pinWhat does Cato mean?

Cato /cato/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Cato) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cato is "all-knowing". Cato the Elder, born Marcus Portius, was a high-minded Roman statesman of the time of Julius Caesar.


Cato has 3 variants: Cayto, Kaeto and Kato.

Cato has 4 more different relations via Marcus: Marcas, Marco, Markos and Markus.

Kreatif forms: Cacato, Catoca, Clato. [more]

pinHow popular is Cato?

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

Marco (#308 a year ago), Marcus (#158) and Markus (#737) are the prominent variation forms of Cato (unlisted). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 1994 (usage of 0.7443%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.599%, 19.5%). Marco (#308), Marcus (#158) and Markus (#737) are three of the more trendy baby names among these, with Marcus having a rebound in usage. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Cato and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marco, Marcus, Markus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcus, Markus outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Cato is pronounced similarly to Coty. Other suggested similar baby names are Cade, Caeo, Caio and Cayo. Like Cato, these names are not frequently used.