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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 & CulturesVid 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


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Entry updated July 27, 2015   Contribute