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Meaning "from Caieta" (now Gaeta)

Gaetano (anglicized Cajetan) is an Italian masculine given name. It is derived from the Latin Caietanus, meaning "from Caieta" (the modern Gaeta). The given name has been in use in Italy since medieval period, although it also remained in use as a byname indicating people from Gaeta, as in Thomas Cajetan or Gaetanus (1469–1534).

Saint Gaetano dei Conti di Tiene (1480–1547), canonized in 1671, gave rise to the modern given name. The French form of the name is Gaëtan, Gaétan; other variants of the name exist in Roman Catholic areas (Portuguese Caetano, Spanish Cayetano, etc.). A feminine form has also been in use, Gaetana.


  • People with the given name Gaetano 1
    • Clergy and religious figures 1.1
    • Scholars and academics 1.2
    • The arts 1.3
    • Writers and journalists 1.4
    • Crime figures 1.5
    • Sports 1.6
    • Other 1.7
  • People with the given name Gaetana 2
  • People with the surname Gaetano 3
  • See also 4

People with the given name Gaetano

Clergy and religious figures

Scholars and academics

The arts

Writers and journalists

Crime figures



People with the given name Gaetana

People with the surname Gaetano

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