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Gender: Male Meaning of Cato: "all-knowing" Origin of Cato: Latin

The name Cato is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "all-knowing". Cato and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin?".

From the experts:

Cato conjures up images of ancient Roman statesmen and southern antebellum retainers; it could have revival potential, with its 'O' ending and the current interest in the names of Greek and Roman antiquity.

The Roman statesman known as Cato the Elder was born Marcus Portius, the Cato added in tribute to his natural sagacity, practical wisdom and political expertise.

Cato appears in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and, to go from the sublime to the ridiculous, in the Pink Panther movies--and Kato was The Green Hornet's valet. Cato is also a 21st century Hunger Games name, which could do more to spur its popularity than all its past history.

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Famous People Named Cato

Cato the Elder, Roman statesman
Cato the Younger, Roman statesman, great-grandson of Cato the Elder
Cato June, American football player
Cato, patriot spy and courier during the American Revolution

Pop Culture References for the name Cato

Cato, the male tribute from District 2 in the first installment of "The Hunger Games" series portrayed by Alexander Ludwig
Cato Fong, Inspector Clouseau's manservant in the Pink Panther movies
CATO, NASA mission control position (Communications And Tracking Officer)
Cato, minor character in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"
Cato's Letters, series of essays by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon
Cato Neimoidia, planet in the Star Wars series
Dr Cato, character in the Planet of the Apes movies

Kato, Cayto, Kaeto, Catoe

Cato's International Variations

Caton (French)