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Origin & Meaning

The name Kato is of African Luganda origin.

The meaning of Kato is "second born of twins".  

It is also of Hungarian origin, where its meaning is "pure, chaste".


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.  It ranked 3235 in popular baby names for boys with 34 occurrences. 

View the Kato Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kato has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kato to other names.


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Related Names

Kato is a diminutive (nickname) of Katalin.

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Name Fun

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African names encompass a variety of cultures, religions and languages.

Most people in North Africa are of the Muslim faith and therefore tend to use Muslim, Arabic names when naming their children. Central and South Africa maintain the influence of Western culture and frequently use European names when naming their children.

Traditional African names often reflect the order, time, or season of the child's birth. For example born on a given day or at a certain time, first born or second born. The name may also represent circumstances, for example, born while father was away. It is also common for given names to be vocabulary words from the local language.