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Guido is usally a term for Italian guys that wear Armani or Armani Exchange shirts whenever they're in public, and use way too much hair gel. The real meaning is kind of funny now that I think about it.
-- trayc53  7/3/2006
"Guido" is a derrogatory term for Italians used in America. I would not suggest naming your child this. It's like naming your chinese child "Chink". It's cruel and shaming to yourself as well as your background.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2007
Guido Parola is a character in Mary Hoffman's Stravaganza-books.
-- Yippal  7/16/2007
Guido is one of the main characters in Disney/Pixar's Cars. He's an Italian Pitstop forklift. He loves Ferraris and Pitstops!
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2007
There was a boy in my third year of elementary school in California in 1983 named Guy, so I immediately appreciated it and went on to notice it was a rare name.
Then, in the northeast (NJ), some ignorant components of the population would call Italian-Americans "guidos" and "guidettes, sometimes in a positive sense, sometimes in a negative sense. As an Italian-American from California, I chose to view this in the positive sense and have since left NJ (thank God).
As destiny will have it, I went on to marry the best man on this earth whose name is Guido. So, in my opinion, Guy, Guido, are EXCELLENT NAMES FOR MEN!
Unfortunately though, as an Italian native speaker my husband considers the pronunciation of Guy, too close to that of gay, and doesn't feel comfortable with that.
-- guidoguidette  9/17/2007
Guido (pronounced "GWIDO" is a Flemish name from old Germanic origin. It originaly means "consecrated". Other Flemish forms are: GWIDO, GWIJDE. In the 11th century, a Flemish Earl called: GWIDO from Dampierre was very involved in the independence of Flanders from France.
There was a 10th-century saint: H. Guido of Anderlecht (near Brussels - Catholic nameday: September 12) H. Guido died in 1012 from flu, after a second pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
-- OMEGUIDO  6/21/2008
Even if it's a legitimate Italian name, as someone of partial Italian descent I find this name to be quite offensive.
-- bananarama  8/15/2008
I think it's an adorable name. If I had a cat I'd name it Guido.
-- welovejamesarness  7/16/2009
Pronounced GEE-do in German. [noted -ed]
-- mafiosa  8/6/2009
As an American, I wouldn't suggest using this name in the States *at all*, since (as others have pointed out) it has become a derogatory term for Italian-Americans, usually used to signify tackiness. Personally, every time I hear "Guido," I think of that awful reality show Jersey Shore.
-- erb816  7/6/2010
Consider Guy instead. I like this name, and I hate how it has evolved into an insult.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2010
It's an okay name, but the pea-brained Jersey Shore dummies ruined it.
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2011
Guido Cagnacci (1601-1993) was an Italian painter.
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2011
Guido di Castello was the birthname of Pope Celestine II (Pontificate between 1143-1144).
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
I can't see how one would find naming a child Guido offensive, considering that it's a traditional Italian name. It's not like you're calling the child Chink or something, because that's just an ethnic slur that never was a legitimate name. Guido, on the other hand, is a real name. Don't let racists ruin it.
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2012
Famous bearer: The birth name of Early Italian Renaissance painter Fra Angelico (c. 1394-1455) was Guido di Pietro. He took the name John (Giovanni) upon entering the Dominicans, and earned the nickname "Angelico" from his contemporaries, thus Fra Angelico, meaning "Angelic friar". He is also called Beato Angelico in Italian, and was officially beatified in 1982, with his feast day on February 18th. He is one of the patron saints of artists.
-- la-petite-rachel  2/19/2013
"Kiss Me, Guido!" The name of a 1997 comedy film — and my heart's desire!
-- JJSkeete  7/16/2013

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