Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GIE(English)

Meaning & History

Norman French form of Wido. The Normans introduced it to England, where it was common until the time of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a revolutionary who attempted to blow up the British parliament. The name was revived in the 19th century, due in part to characters in the novels Guy Mannering (1815) by Sir Walter Scott and The Heir of Redclyffe (1854) by C. M. Yonge.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWido(Ancient Germanic) Vid(Croatian) Vít, Vítek(Czech) Wide(Frisian) Guido, Veit(German) Vid, Vida(Hungarian) Guido(Italian) Gvidas(Lithuanian) Wit, Witek(Polish) Vít(Slovak) Vid(Slovene)
Same SpellingGuy 2


People think this name is

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Name Days

France: June 12


Entry updated November 16, 2019