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Gender: Male Meaning of Cabot: "to sail" Origin of Cabot: French

The name Cabot is a boy's name of French origin meaning "to sail". Cabot and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Cabot is an attractive English surname associated with the daring early Italian-born British explorer known as John Cabot; his birth name was Giovanni Caboto.

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Famous People Named Cabot

Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
John Cabot, Italian-British explorer
Sebastian Cabot, English actor
Francis "Frank" Cabot, American gardener and horticulturist
Meg Cabot, American author

Pop Culture References for the name Cabot

Cabot Cove, Maine, fictional village in which Jessica Fletcher lived in the TV series "Murder, She Wrote"
Cabot Cheese, Vermont cheddar cheese company
Tarl Cabot, character in the Gor series by John Norman
William Cabot, character in movie "The Sum of All Fears"
Ephraim Cabot, character in play "Desire Under the Elms" by Eugene O'Neill
Alexandra Cabot, ADA on "Law and Order: SVU"

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lesliemarion Says:


Cabo with a French accent. It's so simple and short yet sophisticated.

Essa Says:


Is this pronounced Cabo? If so, I'm surprised it hasn't started to catch on, it could be a great alternative to other O ending names, i.e. Hugo, Arlo, Milo.