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What does Gaetano mean?

Gaetano Pronunciation of Gaetano 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH legend (mythology), greek, 16th century, saint


VARIANTS Caetano, Caje, Cajetan, Cajetano, Cayetano, Gaetan, Gaetane, Gaeton, Kajetan, Kajetano, Kayetan



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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, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gaetano name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.