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pinWhat does Cato mean?

Cato /cato/ 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 1 more different relation via Marcus: Marco.

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. Demographics)

Marco (#308 via latest list) and Marcus (#158) are the prominent variation forms of Cato (unlisted). These relations of Cato were favored by parents in the year 1994 (average #129) and are somewhat less widespread today (#233, 11.9%). Marcus has historically been popular among parents, though Marco has become popular as well. Below is a charted comparison of the history of the boy name Cato and affiliated names. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

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

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

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Cato is pronounced similarly to Coty. Other suggested similar baby names are Alto, Amato, Arto, Balto, Cabe, Cabot, Cace, Cade, Cadmo, Cadoc, Cadog, Cadon, Cael, Caeo, Cai, Cain, Caio, Cairo, Caje, Cal, Cale, Cam, Canon, Cap, Capp, Card, Carl, Carlo, Caron, Carr, Cary, Case, Cash, Cason, Cass, Castor, Caw, Caxton, Cayo, Caz, Chano, Chayo, Ciro, Claro, Cleo, Cleto, Como, Guto, Otto, Plato, Rito, Santo, Tito and Vito. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cato.