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.
FEMININE FORM: Gaetana
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kajetán (Czech), Gaétan, Gaëtan (French), Cajetan (History), Kajetán (Hungarian), Caietanus (Late Roman), Kajetan (Polish), Caetano (Portuguese), Kajetán (Slovak), Cayetano (Spanish)

Categories

composers, place names, saints, The Sopranos characters
Entry updated July 2, 2017