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Of Latin origin.

Spanish name deriving from the Ancient Roman name Gaius.

Possibly from the Latin word “gaudere”, meaning “to rejoice”.

It was a rather common Roman given name and most famous Roman bearer was Gaius Julius Caesar.

Cayo is also the name of the tropical island Cayo Coco, which is part of the “Jardines del Rey” chain of islands, located in central Cuba.

Cayo is linked with “rejoice” and sounds pleasant and light.

Let’s take a look at some additional associations of Cayo with Gaius and their importance.

Gaius’  initial letter G is connected with “gaia”, meaning “earth” in ancient Greek.

Cayo’s initial letter C resembles a scythe, a tool and if needed a weapon. For more about the initial letter C, read out article “Baby Names that start with C”.

So, Cayo is about rejoicing and the connection of humans with cultivating the earth and cutting the crops.

Other forms of the name are Caio, Cai, Caj, Kai, Kay.