US Popularity:9689
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Wise; Pure, clean; Each of the two; My consecration of your name
Cato is a gender-neutral name of Latin origin, meaning “wise.” Conjuring up imagery of an omnipresent figure with deep-thinking capabilities, Cato is also rooted in Ancient Rome. The name shares its title with Marcus Porcius Cato, also known as “Cato the Elder.” The iconic figure was a soldier, senator, and historian who remains one of the most influential people in Roman history. Cato also has links to the Greek classic Katherine, which can signify “clean,” “pure,” “each of the two,” and “my consecration of your name.” The name Cato has also appeared in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and as a character in The Hunger Games, which adds contemporary appeal to the antique title. A name of profound significance and etymology, Cato is a clever choice for your bright little one.

Cato Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Cato is currently #3188 on The Bump
Boy:Cato is currently #1766 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Cato is currently #2176 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Cato is currently #9689 in U.S. births
Boy:Cato is currently #4601 in U.S. births

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