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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesVid(Croatian) Vít, Vítek(Czech) Guy(English) Guy(French) Wide(Frisian) Guido, Veit(German) Vid, Vida(Hungarian) Guido(Italian) Gvidas(Lithuanian) Wit, Witek(Polish) Vít(Slovak) Vid(Slovene)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1563.

Entry updated February 4, 2020