Gender Masculine
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. ga-eh-TA-no  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

Feminine FormGaetana
Other Languages & CulturesKajetán(Czech) Gaétan, Gaëtan(French) Cajetan(History) Kajetán(Hungarian) Caietanus(Late Roman) Kajetan(Polish) Caetano(Portuguese) Kajetán(Slovak) Cayetano(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Italy: August 7


Saint Gaetano in a painting by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1736)Saint Gaetano in a painting by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1736)


Entry updated February 28, 2019