Gaetano
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Given Name GAETANO
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Italian
PRONOUNCED: ga-e-TA-no   [details]
Meaning & History
Italian form of the Latin name Caietanus, which meant "from Caieta". Caieta (now called Gaeta) was a town in ancient Italy, its name deriving either from Kaiadas, the name a Greek location where prisoners were executed, or else from Caieta, the name of the nurse of Aeneas. Saint Gaetano was a 16th-century Italian priest who founded the Theatines.
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composers, place names, saints
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FEMININE FORM: Gaetana
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kajetán (Czech), Gaëtan, Gaétan (French), Cajetan (History), Kajetán (Hungarian), Caietanus (Late Roman), Kajetan (Polish), Caetano (Portuguese), Kajetán (Slovak), Cayetano (Spanish)
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