What Does “El Gato” Mean on TikTok?

In April of 2022, El Gato was all the rage on TikTok, and it even spawned its own meme.

The “El Gato” sonic motif has been appearing in a lot of videos recently.

There are several comments with numerous sobbing face emojis and the phrase “ELL GATOOOO” on these videos.

There’s an orange cat cardboard cutout in almost every video.

There are numerous locations for the cutout, including homes, classrooms, and other public buildings.

The cat looks like Puss in Boots from Shrek.

The meaning of “El Gato” on TikTok and its origin story are discussed below.

  • El Gato seems to be a popular TikTok name, but what does it mean exactly?
  • The origins of the name “El Gato” are unknown.

What does “El Gato” mean on TikTok?

On TikTok, “The Cat” is known as “El Gato.”

El Gato, or “The Cat” in English, is the Spanish name for our feline friend.

This clip comes from a “Demon Slayer” episode in which the word “Arigat” was said.

Many TikTok users are abusing the comment system by writing “El Gato” over and over again under videos that have the noise.

This fad is used to make fun of how Suma says “Thank you” in Japanese.

Where did “El Gato” come from?

Originally seen in an episode of “Demon Slayer,” El Gato’s tearful Suma is seen in the episode expressing her gratitude to Tengen Uzui in Japanese.

In her TikTok video, Suma used the Japanese word for “thank you” (arigat)..

But it sounded like the Spanish word for “the cat,” “El Gato.”

As a result, a lot of people thought Suma was saying “El Gato” instead of “Arigat.”


Because the “El Gato” trend on TikTok has been so popular, an effect was made just for it.

The effect can be used to make a 3D model of a cat.

The effect can be activated by opening TikTok and selecting the “+” button.

After selecting the “+” icon, select “Effects,” and then select the “search” icon.

Lastly, find the cat-themed “El Gato” effect using a search, then click on it.

Your camera must be facing you to use the filter.

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