Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. CAH-BA-yo(Spanish, Latin American Spanish) [key]
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Meaning & History
Derived from the Spanish word cabello, ultimately derived from the Latin word caballus, meaning "horse". This denoted someone who worked in a farm that took care of horses, or someone who had personality traits attributed to a horse, such as energetic behaviour.