What does Gaetan mean?
Gaetan /gae-tan/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Italian and Latin derivation, and the meaning of Gaetan is "from Gaeta". Gaetan is a variant transcription of Gaetano (Italian, Latin): Italian version of Latin Caietanus. Gaitan is a common surname.
How popular is Gaetan?
Gaetan is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#104819 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gaetan and related names. Gaetano is the only prominent related form of Gaetan (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. This boy name reached the peak of its popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.261%) and is now significantly less widespread, with Gaetano becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)