|Name day||June 18|
|See also||Calogera, Calogerus|
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- (Masculine): Calocero
- (Hypocoristic): Calò, 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, translit. kalogeros, composed of Greek: καλός, translit. kalos (Ancient Greek "fair"; Modern Greek "good") and Greek: γέρων, translit. 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
- 19 May, Saint Calocerus the Eunuch, brother of Saint Parthenius, martyred under Decius, commemorated together with Parthenius
- Calogero (singer) (born 1971 in Échirolles as Calogero Joseph Salvatore Maurici), French singer-songwriter
- Calogero Bagarella (1935–1969), Italian criminal and member of the Sicilian Mafia.
- Calogero "Jerry" Calà (born 1951), Italian comedian and film-maker.
- Calogero "Charly" Chiarelli (born 1948), Italian-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 Orléans crime family.
- Calogero "Chazz" Palminteri (born 1952), American actor, screenwriter and producer; descended from immigrants from Agrigento, Sicily.
- Calogero "Don Calò" Vizzini (1877–1954), historical Mafia boss of Villalba in the Italian 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. (1931-2018), American judge.
- Calogero "C" Anello, the son / main character in A Bronx Tale.
- Calogero "Clay" Appuzzo is a character in Showtime's drama "I'm Dying Up Here" and is portrayed by Sebastian Stan.
- Calogera "Al" Culcher is a personality in numerous comedy stylings of Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo.
- Calogero Sedara is a character in the romance Il Gattopardo of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
- Calogero Di Spelta is a character in the comedy La grande magia by Eduardo De Fillipo.
- Calogero (called Calò) is a character in The Godfather and The Godfather: Part III, portrayed by Franco Citti.
- La Stella T., p. 76
- "Calogero". Behind the Name. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
- Galgani, p. 190
- Accademia della Crusca, p. 612
- De Felice, p. 96
- Albaigès i Olivart, pp. 66, 67
- Burgio, pp. 97, 98
- "La carica dei Calogero". la Repubblica.it (in Italian). May 10, 2005. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
- "Santi di nome Calogero". Santi, beati e testimoni. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
- "Name – Calogerus". Catholic Saints. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
- "A Bronx Tale (1993)". IMDB.com. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
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