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Meaning and Name Origin

Gaetano \ga(e)-ta-no\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

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


Popularity

Gaetano is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#26574 out of 88799, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Gaetano for boys. Gaetano entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #739 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gaetano name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gaetano outside U.S.

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