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.
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