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Meaning & History

From the Baltic elements vyti- "chase, drive away" or vyd- "see" combined with tauta "people, nation". This was the name of a 15th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania, revered as a national hero in that country.
Feminine FormVytautė
Other Languages & CulturesWitold German Witold, Witek, Witołd Polish

Images

Detail showing Vytautas from The Battle of Grunwald by Jan Matejko (1878)Detail showing Vytautas from The Battle of Grunwald by Jan Matejko (1878)
Entry updated December 27, 2009   Contribute