Given Name GUY

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: GIE (English), GEE (French)  [details]

Meaning & History

Norman French form of WIDO. The Normans introduced it to England, where it was common until the time of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a revolutionary who attempted to blow up the British parliament. The name was revived in the 19th century, due in part to characters in the novels 'Guy Mannering' (1815) by Sir Walter Scott and 'The Heir of Redclyffe' (1854) by C. M. Yonge.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Wido (Ancient Germanic), Vid (Croatian), Vít (Czech), Wide (Frisian), Guido, Veit (German), Vida, Vid (Hungarian), Guido (Italian), Gvidas (Lithuanian), Wit (Polish), Vít (Slovak), Vid (Slovene)
USER SUBMISSION: Guy

Categories

Final Fantasy characters, Fire Emblem characters, Lufia characters, Macross characters, Muppets, Nintendo characters, Tales characters, The Legend of Zelda characters, Y vowels
Entry updated July 2, 2008