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Calogero (from the Greek: καλόγερος, translit. kalógeros, a familiar term for a monk) is common given name and family name, and a place name of Italian origin.[1][2][3][4][5]


  • (Masculine): Calocero
    • (Hypocoristic): Gero, Gerino
  • Feminine: Calogera, Calocera

Variants in other languages

  • Catalan: Calógero,[6] Calogerio,[6] Calocer[6]
  • Ancient Greek: Καλόγερος (Kalogeros)[5]
  • Latin: Calogerus,[2][4][5] Calocerus[4]
  • Polish: Kaloger
  • Russian: Калогер (Kaloger)
  • Spanish: Calógero,[6] Calógerio,[6] Calocero[6]

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"";[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] 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."".[7]

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",[1][3][5][6] 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;[3][5][7] in the province of Agrigento Calogero is the third-most widespread masculine name,[8] but it is well-attested in all the rest of the island.

Feast days

The feast day is celebrated on June 18 in honour of Saint Calogerus, exorcist and hermit in Sicily.[7][9][10] Other feast dates recorded for the name are:

  • February 11, Saint Calogerus Bishop of Ravenna and confessor[7]
  • April 18, Saint Calocerus, Roman soldier and martyr at Albenga under Hadrian[7][9]
  • 19 May, Saint Calocerus the Eunuch, brother of Saint Parthenius, martyred under Decius, commemorated together with Parthenius[6][7][9]



Given name

  • 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,[1] 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
    • Calogero conjecture, minority interpretation of quantum mechanics (attributed to Francesco Calogero)
    • Calogero–Degasperis–Fokas equation, the nonlinear partial differential equation (jointly attributed to Francesco Calogero)
  • Guido Calogero, Italian philosopher, thinker, activist, and Partito d'Azione politician
  • Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. (1931-2018), American judge


  • 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.
  • Calogero "C" Anello, the son / main character in A Bronx Tale.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Stella T.p. 76. La Stella T. LaStella p. 76. 
  2. ^ a b c "Calogero". Behind the Name. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d 190. Galgani Galgani p. 190. 
  4. ^ a b c d della Cruscap. 612. Accademia della Crusca Crusca p. 612. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Felicep. 96. De Felice DeFelice p. 96. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i i Olivartpò. 66, 67. Albaigès i Olivart Albaigès pò. 66, 67. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g 97, 98. Burgio Burgio pp. 97, 98. 
  8. ^ "La carica dei Calogero". la (in Italian). May 10, 2005. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
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