Wise, all-knowing





Traits associated with the name Cato:

Dogs named Cato tend to be loving, loyal, strong-willed, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Cato?

Naming your dog Cato suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy classic literature. Cato was a character in the novel "Cato: A Tragedy" by Joseph Addison, and is known for his witty and humorous lines.

Is Cato a good dog name?

Cato has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Cato isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Cato is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Cato was, in the past month, the 1418th most viewed dog name on

As of April 2024, Cato is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Cato was viewed 58 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Cato's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Cato is most adored in Maryland, South Carolina and Pennsylvania.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, District of Columbia and Oregon.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Cato.

Most popular breeds named Cato:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Bearded Collie
  3. Beagle
  4. Boxer
  5. Italian Greyhound

Cato is found in these categories:

intelligent dog names

Cato was a wise Roman philosopher, reflecting canine cleverness.

hunting dog names

Historical Roman figure Cato's strength and determination resonate with hunting dog characteristics.

Dog names like Cato:

(of a consistency) requiring chewing
Diminutive form of Francisco; means small, boy or child.
Chewbacca's nickname in the star wars franchise.
Cato dog name meaning

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Lisa (Pennsylvania, United States)
Love the name. NOBODY has a dog named Cato. He is so smart and funny
January 24, 2023

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