Given Name WIDO

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element witu "wood" or wit "wide". From early times this name has been confused with the Latin name Vitus.

Categories

brown, flora, green, nature, plants, sizes, trees
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vid (Croatian), Vít (Czech), Guy (English), Guy (French), Wide (Frisian), Guido, Veit (German), Vida, Vid (Hungarian), Guido (Italian), Gvidas (Lithuanian), Wit (Polish), Vít (Slovak), Vid (Slovene)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1563
Entry updated July 27, 2015