Name Cato Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Cato


Cato is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Cato thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Cato?

Cato is a Dutch girl’s name (a short form of Catharina). The boy’s name Cato is of Latin origin and derived from a Roman cognomen.

What does the name Cato mean?

For girls, Cato means “pure” (from ancient Greek “katharós/κᾰθᾰρός”), “each of the two” (from ancient Greek “hekáteros/ἑκᾰ́τερος”), “one hundred” (from ancient Greek “hekatón/ἑκᾰτόν”), “far off” (from ancient Greek “hekás/ἑκᾰ́ς”), but as well “torture” (from ancient Greek “aikíā/αἰκῐ́ᾱ”). For boys, Cato means “wise” (from Latin “catus”).

Pronunciation of Cato

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Popularity of the name Cato

The name Cato is ranked #3178 overall.

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