What does the baby name Kato mean? Learn about what Kato means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Kato - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Kato
K-A-T-O, is a 4-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Kato
KAY toe
Meaning of Kato
Good judgement, pure, unsullied, second-born of twins.
Origin of Kato
The name 'Kato' has multiple origins and can be found in various cultures around the world. In Japan, 'Kato' is a surname that originated from the ancient practice of using family names to denote one's ancestral lineage. It is derived from the Japanese words 'ka' meaning 'increase' or 'addition' and 'to' meaning 'door' or 'entrance'. Together, 'Kato' can be interpreted as 'additional door' or 'extra entrance'.
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Popularity of Kato
As a given name, 'Kato' is relatively uncommon and has not reached significant levels of popularity in any particular region or country. However, as a surname, 'Kato' is one of the most common surnames in Japan, with many individuals bearing this name.
Kato currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Adom is slightly more popular than Kato.

Etymology of Kato

The etymology of the name 'Kato' can be traced back to the Japanese language. The word 'ka' means 'increase' or 'addition', while 'to' means 'door' or 'entrance'. When combined, the name 'Kato' can be interpreted as 'additional door' or 'extra entrance'.

Cultural Significance of Kato

In Japanese culture, surnames hold great importance as they provide a connection to one's ancestral lineage. The surname 'Kato' is associated with the Kato clan, one of the oldest and most influential clans in Japanese history. Members of the Kato clan were known for their military prowess and played significant roles in shaping Japan's history.