What 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 1 more different relation via Marcus: Marco.Creative forms:
(male) Caco, Coto, ..
(female) Cacor, Cado, .. Middle name pairings:
Cato Kyng (C.K.), ..
How 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)
Cato reached its peak rank of #1564 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Marco (#320 via latest list) and Marcus (#168) are the prominent variation forms of Cato. These relations of Cato were favored by parents in the year 1994 (average #753) and are somewhat less widespread today (#829, ▼48.5%).
Cato is pronounced similarly to Coty▼. Other suggested similar names are Alto, Amato, Arto, Balto, Cabe, Cabot, Cace, Cade, Cadmo (see Cadmus), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.