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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ato mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ato

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Ato is of African origin and means "Brilliant Prince/Princess".
  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Ato means "A male name given to a Saturday born in the Fanti tribe of the Akans generally. It's a name that usually goes with Ato Kwamena..." and is of African origin.
  • According to a user from Maryland, United States, the name Ato is of African origin and means "This one is brilliant. A saturday name for boy. From the fonts tribe, and the language is Tre. Ghana and cap coast region.".
  • A user from Tennessee, United States says the name Ato is of African origin and means "Brilliant Prince".
  • According to a user from Ghana, the name Ato is of African origin and means "Saturday born male child who is a fanti from Ghana".

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Notable Persons Named Ato

Ato Essandoh is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2001. Ato was born on July 29th, 1972 in Schenectady, New York.


Ato Boldon is an athlete. Ato was born on December 30th, 1973 in Port of Spain.



Ato was born on September 12th, 1933. He died on June 21st, 1993.


Ato was born on June 30th, 1975.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ato

He passed away in 1129.


Kai Atō was an actor and tv personality. Their career lasted from 1970 to 2015. Kai was given the name Kōichi Atō on November 14th, 1946 in Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan. They died on November 15th, 2015.


Yoshifumi Ato is a r&b, jazz, dance, electronica, pop, rhythm, and blues musician. He was most prominent from 2000 to present.


Emile Bongeli Ye Ikelo Ya Ato is a Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction. Emile was born on October 19th, 1952.


He died in 1163.


Samuel Ato is a soccer player for the Dunaújváros PASE, Kaposvári Rákóczi FC, Kaposvölgye VSC, Győri ETO FC II, Pécsi MFC, and Kozármisleny SE. Samuel was born on April 29th, 1989 in Saltpond.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ato U.S.
  White 18.12% 64.26%
  African American 28.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 37.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ato

People with the last name Ato are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ato

  • How Popular is the name Ato? Ato is the 45,409th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ato was the 124,548th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ato have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 56 babies born with the first name Ato in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ato? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ato first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ato is Saturday, March 10th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Ato born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ato was in 1975 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Ato Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ato is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Ato: Your name in reverse order is Ota. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Toa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ato? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 138 people with the last name Ato.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ato? Ato is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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