What does Gaetano mean?
Gaetano [gae-tano] 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.
(male) Gaetanoa, Gartano, ..
(female) Gaeland, Gaetany, .. Middle name pairings:
Gaetano Emmet (G.E.), ..
How popular is Gaetano?
Gaetano is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#21004 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Gaetano entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #697 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Damiano, Delano▼, Epefano (see Epifanio), Fabiano, Gaelan, Gahan, Galan, Galeno, Galten, Galtero (see Gauthier), Galton, Galvan, Garan, Garlan, Garland▼, Garman, Garmann, Garran, Garton, Garvan, Gasparo, Gaston, Gastone (see Gaston), Gautam, Gavan, Gavino, Gawan, Gehan, Geno, Gerant, Germano, Gleann (see Glen), Graciano, Graziano, Gustavo, Mariano, Martino, Paciano, Santino▲ and Stefano. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gaetano.