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Meaning and name origin

Gaetano \ga(e)-ta-no\ as a boy's name is of Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Gaetano is "from Gaeta". Italian form of Latin Caietanus, referring to a person from Caieta (now Gaeta), a city in southern Italy. According to legend, the place was named after Aeneas' nurse, Caieta, who died there. Caieta may also derive from Kaiadas, a Greek place for the execution of prisoners. The name of a 16th-century Italian saint Cajetan, who helped the poor of Naples.

Gaetano has 11 variant forms: Caetano, Caje, Cajetan, Cajetano, Cayetano, Gaetan, Gaetane, Gaeton, Kajetan, Kajetano and Kayetan.


Gaetano is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#26574 out of 88799, Top 30%) (2000 U.S. Census).

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