Origin: Germanic, French
Meaning: the Norman-French form of Wido, from Ancient Germanic element witu meaning "wood" or wit meaning "wide".
It's also an Englishs surname, most likely used as an occupational name for a professional guide from Old French gui(e) meaning "to guide".
Guy could also be an Anglicized form of Gai, a Hebrew name meaning "valley" or "ravine", as well as being an English word referring to a man or a boy.
In English, Guy is pronounced GIE (like Gai) while in French it's pronounced GEE.
- Wido (Ancient Germanic)
- Guido (Italian, German)
- Wide (Frisian)
- Vít (Czech, Slovak)
- Vid (Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian)
- Veit (German)