Meaning & History
The meaning of the first element of this name is uncertain, as there are three possibilities for its etymology. The first possibility is that it is derived from the old Lithuanian noun vaiva meaning "light" (also see Vaiva). The other possibilities are a derivation from the old Lithuanian verb vajoti meaning "to chase, to pursue" and a derivation from the old Lithuanian noun vajys meaning "messenger, courier".With that said, the second element of this name is derived from Baltic vyd meaning "to see" (see Vytautas). Also compare other names that end in -vydas, such as Alvydas and Tautvydas.