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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gaitan

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Alt. Meaning

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

I is for impartial, a great arbiter

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for nifty, how neat!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gaitan

Nicolás Gaitán is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, Boca Juniors, and Argentina national football team. Nicolás was born on February 23rd, 1988 in San Martín, Argentina.


Iliana Fox is an actor, voice acting, actress, and voice actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Iliana was given the name Iliana Jan Fox Gaitan on January 3rd, 1977 in England.


Jef Gaitan is an actor, model (people), singing, actress, model, and singer. Her ongoing career started in 2009. Jef was born on September 21st, 1989 in Laguna (province).


Walter Gaitán is a soccer player for the Rosario Central, Villarreal CF, Boca Juniors, Tigres UANL, Club Necaxa, Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, Orange County Blues FC, Atlético de Rafaela, and Monterrey Flash. Walter was born on March 13th, 1977 in La Rioja, Argentina.


He holds the title The Miraculous Child and The Miraculous Angel. Miguel was born on July 9th, 1966 in Villa Unión. He left this life on June 24th, 1967.


Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. is a Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Ch. He was most prominent from 2014 to 2014. Fernando was born on August 22nd, 1948 in Kansas City, Kansas.


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Popularity of Gaitan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gaitan U.S.
  White 7.26% 64.26%
  African American 1.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gaitan

People with the last name Gaitan are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Gaitan

  • How Popular is the name Gaitan? As a last name Gaitan was the 4,606th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gaitan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gaitan is Saturday, November 23rd, 1912.
  • How unique is the name Gaitan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gaitan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gaitan: Your name in reverse order is Natiag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Agatni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gaitan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,702 people with the last name Gaitan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gaitan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Gaitan as their last name.

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