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Supposed to be an English male given name derived from Latin. Well there certainly was a Roman statesman named Cato, but I don't think it is an English given name. SemperBlotto 21:21, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Similarly Tiberius, Claudius and Scipio.

  • Most of the Project Gutenberg texts that talk about "Cato" mean the/a Roman, but there are also several where it is clearly an English given name. From the context, many of the Catos seem to be African-American slaves or ex-slaves, but there are also a few popping up in Australia and elsewhere. Most of the texts are 19th century, but that's probably just PG for you -- it doesn't mean the name is dead. For example, typing "Cato" in IMDB's search box will get you a few obvious English-speakers with Cato as their first name (though even more with the surname). Keffy 22:34, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
  • It's not a common English given name in recent times, but I used to know someone called Cato, born in London to (I think) English parents in the mid-1960s. His brothers' names were from legendary figures too. --Enginear 18:08, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
The poor benighted sods. Rfvpassed on the basis that if Horatio can be an English name, then so can Cato. P.S. I see the entry has been cleaned.Andrew massyn 18:09, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

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Needs its documentation written in if m, 3, 2=m, 2=3, g=m all don't work for establishing the gender or declension. — LlywelynII 01:35, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

@LlywelynII: The parameters for this template are: {{la-proper noun|nominative|genitive|gender (m, f, or n)|declension (first, second, third, fourth, or fifth)}}. FYI. — I.S.M.E.T.A. 22:52, 11 March 2017 (UTC)