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- (Masculine): Calocero
- (Hypocoristic): Gero, Gerino
- Feminine: Calogera, Calocera
Variants in other languages
- Catalan: Calógero, Calogerio, Calocer
- Ancient Greek: Καλόγερος (Kalogeros)
- Latin: Calogerus, Calocerus
- Polish: Kaloger
- Russian: Калогер (Kaloger)
- Spanish: Calógero, Calógerio, Calocero
Origin and diffusion
Derived from the Greek: καλόγερος kalogeros, composed of Greek: καλός kalos (Ancient Greek "fair"; Modern Greek "good") and Greek: γέρων geron ("old man", "old") and literally means "nice old man", "one who has nice old age""; the first element is reminiscent of such names as Calliope and Callimachus, while the second is reminiscent of the name Gerontius. A second interpretation, not generally accepted, is that the second element is the Greek keros (grain), according to which the name would mean "good grain."".
Historically, in the ambit of Greek Orthodoxy the term is used as a name for a monk or a hermit, in a manner that translates as "brother" or "monk", a significance that is retained in Modern Greek.
The name is traditionally found in and is characteristic of Sicily, bestowed by the cultus of Saint Calogerus the Anchorite, a monk and hermit near Sciacca; in the province of Agrigento Calogero is the third-most widespread masculine name, but it is well-attested in all the rest of the island.
- February 11, Saint Calogerus Bishop of Ravenna and confessor
- April 18, Saint Calocerus, Roman soldier and martyr at Albenga under Hadrian
- May 19, Saint Calocerus the Eunuch, brother of Saint Parthenius, martyred under Decius, commemorated together with Parthenius
- Calogero (singer) (born 1971), French singer songwriter
- Calogero Bagarella (1935–1969), Italian criminal and member of the Sicilian Mafia
- Calogero Calà (born 1951), better known as Jerry Calà, Italian comedian and filmmaker
- Calogero Chiarelli (born 1948), better known as Charly Chiarelli is a Canadian writer, storyteller, actor and musician
- Calogero Minacore (1910–1993), also known as Carlos "The Little Man" Marcello, Italian-American mafioso who became the boss of the New Orleans crime family
- Calogero "Chazz" Palminteri (born 1952), American actor. screenwriter and producer; descended from immigrants from Agrigento, Sicily
- Calogero Vizzini (1877–1954), historical Mafia boss of Villalba in the Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily
- Fiorenza Calogero (born 1978), Italian singer and actress
- Francesco Calogero (born 1935), Italian physicist
- Guido Calogero, Italian philosopher, thinker, activist, and Partito d'Azione politician
- Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. (born 1931),former Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court
- Calogera "Al" Culcher is a personality in numerous comedy stylings of Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo.
- Calogero Di Spelta is a character in the comedy La grande magia by Eduardo De Fillipo.
- Calogero Sedara is a character in the romance Il Gattopardo of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
- Calogero "Clay" Appuzzo is a character in Showtime's drama "I'm Dying Up Here" and is portrayed by Sebastian Stan.
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