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Meaning and name origin

Cato \c(a)-to\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 variant forms: Cayto, Kaeto and Kato.


Cato is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3192 out of 88799, Top 4%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cato and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Marcus (#158). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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