Name: Cato

Origin and Meaning of the Name Cato

  • Meaning:
    Acute; shrewd
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Pure
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (KAY toh)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Cato)
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Miscellaneous Info for Cato

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  • Used in:
    Dutch, English, French and German speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    As a male name, Cato has a long history of being used as a cognomen by the Roman gens Porcia. Several of its barers are mentioned in Roman history as they were politicians, jurists, and military men.
    As a female name, Cato is used as a nickname for Catherine.

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