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GUY (pronounced the same as the word "guy" in English) is a male hebrew name, which means "valley". Another possible way of spelling is GAY, which is a transliteration of the hebrew letters gimel, aleph and iod, but it might lead to confusion because it would have a different pronunciation in English as well as some other undesirable meaning for a male name.
-- Anonymous User  2/23/2005
This is the name of the main character of Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag.
-- echo_of_the_past  7/26/2005
Famous bearer: Englishman Guy Fawkes who was executed for his role in a plot to blow up James I and houses of parliament.
-- Tbird  8/4/2005
Guy Fawkes was named Guido, his nickname was Guy. He actually had nothing to do with the plot, he was just one the men hired to blow up the King. Many historians suspect that the plan was formed by James I himself so his people would favour him and fear the Catholics, but this has not been confirmed and probably never will be. Guy Fawkes was tortured for several days as he refused to name his friends, and also the poor Guy (excuse the pun) was blamed and treated as if he had come up with the plot himself. In Britain we have a Bonfire Night on the 5th November to remember the failed plot, where bonfires are lit and families have firework displays. Traditionally people make scarecrows or Guy's and burn him in the bonfire. Today Bonfire Night is just an excuse to have fun, and celebrated all over the country.
-- Anonymous User  2/19/2007
In Hebrew the pronunciation *is* Guy. Gimel, aleph and yod are all consonants in Hebrew (even though aleph is associated with the Latin vowel 'a'). The ending yod would convert the softer vowel (not shown in classical Hebrew) to the harder 'ai' or long 'i'.
-- josephharris  11/6/2005
Famous bearer: Guy Ritchie, film director and married to Madonna.
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2005
Famous bearer is Guy Pearce, an Australian actor.
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Famous bearer is Guy de Maupassant, a French novelist.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Origin of the name 'Guy': rather than from a Germanic form witu or wit, it is better to derive Guy from late Germanic widu (wood) or wid (wide), both with d's not t's. Witu or wit are Old High German (OHG) forms which cannot underlie the French Guy or the Italian Guido. The Germanic component of French is Frankish, Gothic or less commonly Old Norse; that of Italian, Langobardic or Gothic. In all of these Germanic dialects, ths secondary OHG shift from Indo-European *dh to /t/ does not occur: it merely stops at /d/. Proof of the /d/ derivation lies in the Italian form Guido where the /d/ can only stem from late Germanic widu or maybe wid: if OHG witu underlay the Italian form, it would have evolved to *Guito, not *Guido; similarly, the late Germanic suffix -hard evolves to -ardo in Italian, not *-arto, e.g. Bernhard > Bernardo (English Bernard).
Insofar as cognates of Guy and Guido are concerned, one could add the names Woody and Woodrow since the English 'wood' is from Old English wudu, which is itself derived from an earlier widu. [noted -ed]
-- Woody  6/23/2006
Famous bearer is Australian Idol winner, Guy Sebastian.
-- Niqui  2/12/2007
Guy is a also a nickname for the French name Guillaume.
-- kateyvic  5/22/2007
Ever seen Never Been Kissed? One of the guys on this movie is named Guy. Personally I don't like it but whatever floats your boat.
-- Anonymous User  6/6/2007
Guy Germaine is a character from Disney's The Mighty Ducks! He's played by Garrette Ratliff Henson and is number 00. He's seen "dating" the character of Connie.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2007
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!
-- guidoguidette  9/17/2007
One of the lead characters in the 1964 movie Umbrellas of Cherbourg was Guy Foucher. Auto mechanic who is in love with Catherine Deneuve's character, Genevieve. I like the French pronunciation, Gee. I think this is a nice name, but with English pronunciation kind of funny because it's slang for man.
-- slasmc  9/26/2007
Sir Guy of Gisborn is a nemesis of Robin Hood and a rival for Marian's affections in the tales of Robin Hood. He is an extremely unpleasant character.
-- Luanna  1/9/2008
This name sounds weird in English, as saying, for instance, ''he's just an average guy'', is not the same as saying ''he's just an average Joe'' or whatever, as it's supposed to be the noun for a man or a boy, not a name that gets to represent, well, the average guy. Or whatever.
-- slight night shiver  4/23/2008
Guy Patterson was one of the main characters in the movie That Thing You Do. And that is a great movie, and a great name.
-- Luna_Lovegood54  5/11/2008
I married the best "Guy" of all! I think it is a very strong name & suits both a child & adult. We also gave this name to my son as his middle name.
-- sonians  5/28/2008
Guy de Chauliac was a physician to Pope Clement VI and his two successors in Avignon, France. He tended to those who had smallpox and managed to survive an infection of the disease himself.
-- Bastien Rosier  6/2/2008
Green Lantern Guy Gardner of DC Comics. As a result of brain damage, Guy has had many personalities, the most recognizable being cantankerous, cocky, and rude. Despite these less-than-desirable traits, he is a fan favorite.
-- FMRadio  7/3/2008
Guy of Gisburne was Robin Hood's rival in the Robin Hood legends. I get my primary Robin Hood source from the 1983 Robin of Sherwood though, and Guy seemed a bit more attracted to the sheriff than Marion.
-- yohevid  8/2/2008
My dad's name is Guy. I think it is cool because I've only met one other person named Guy. The down side is spelled backwards its Yug. He doesn't particularly like this nickname.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2008
Naming a guy Guy will only result in two things. Every time anyone says "hey guys" or anything like that he will always turn around. Also the only guys I've ever known have not been particularly manly.
-- yohevid  9/28/2008
I always found this name unappealing. It's used too much as a generic word for person.
-- number1212  12/3/2008
In Scotland this name is mostly, if not always, used as a shortened form of Gavin. In fact, it never entered my head for a minute that this name had any other root.
-- Rhona J  4/28/2009
Given its present colloquial meaning, this is a very unfortunate name for anyone. It's like being named "Boy" or "Car".
-- angolmois  11/16/2009
I can't believe nobody's mentioned Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman yet.
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2011
A famous bearer is Guy Lombardo. He was the bandleader for The Royal Canadians.
-- lizanna86  6/29/2011
It is so basic people don't want to use it! It's fine, a lot of people are under the impression that Guy as a name is like naming someone "human". It's a basic short simple name. We don't say "the average Guy" we say average Person or average Joe. I will consider this for a son in the future.
-- goodolenoname  7/7/2011
GUY has also a meaning in HEBREW: Guy means a narrow valey or a ravine - a landform narrower than a canyon which is often the product of streamcutting erosion. Guy is mentioned in the Bible / The old Testament (Joshua 15:8) as the Valley of the Son of Hinnom (Hebrew: גֵיא בֶן־הִנֹּם or גיא בן-הינום); one of the two principal valleys surrounding the Old City. Guy is a very popular name in Israel.
-- guyravid  2/12/2012
Guy of Burgundy was the birthname of Pope Callixtus II (Pontificate between 1119-1124).
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
A famous bearer is Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo, one half of the French house duo Daft Punk. Guy-Manuel was born Guillaume Emmanuel de Homem-Christo.
-- TheBlankUsername1  6/23/2013
The name Guy was given to 138 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
In France, Guy (GEE, with a hard g like the English pronunciation) can be a nickname for Guillaume, which is the French equivalent of William. So, in a way, it could be a French form of Bill or Will.
-- bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
Guy Delisle, a Canadian cartoonist/animator best known for comics on his travels in places such as Burma, Jerusalem and Pyongyang.
-- Anonymous User  9/23/2013

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