Gaetano - Meaning of Gaetano
[ 3 syll. gae-ta-no, ga-et-ano ] The baby boy name Gaetano is pronounced G-ayTAA-Now †. Gaetano has its origins in the Latin language and it is used largely in Italian. Gaetano's meaning is 'person from Caieta'. Caietanus (Latin) is an older form of the name. Caieta is the old name of the modern day Gaeta. Caieta was the dedicated nurse of Aeneas in Roman mythology; she died in the town and therefore the town was named in tribute to her. The name was borne by Saint Cajetan of Naples (Gaetano dei Conti di Tiene, 1480-1547), founder of the order of the Theatines.
Variation transcriptions of Gaetano include Caetano (Portuguese), Cajetan (English and German), Cayetano (Spanish), Gaetan (French), Gaétan (French), Gaëtan (French), Kajetan (German and Polish), and Kayetan (German).
Tano (Italian diminutive form) is another variant of the name.
Gaetano is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1910, 0.010% of baby boys were named Gaetano. It ranked at #662 then. The baby name has since experienced a drop in popularity, and is of only sporadic use now. Within all boy names in its group, Gaetano was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Gaetano include Gatimu, Gautama, Gedymin, Giddonah, Gideone, Gitano, Godewin, Godewyn, Gwydeonne, Ghiyas-ud-Din, Giddianhi, Gaetan, Gastin, Gaston, Gastone, Gastón, Gaudin, Gaudyn, Gautam, and Gautem.
† English pronunciation for Gaetano: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"