Despite this, Guy remained in common use for quite some time, only dropping off the US charts 5 years ago.
And for such a short name, it has a surprising amount of variation from language to language. This is partially because its original form sounded almost identical to a Latin name, Vitus, and where the two languages overlapped, they were treated as the same name. Consequently, it's difficult to separate which modern form evolved from Vitus, and which from Wido.
Original Germanic form: Wido (VEE-doh)
Modern French form: Guy (GEE)
- Guido (GEE-doh)--German
- Guido (GWEE-doh)--Italian
- Gvidas (GVEE-dahs)--Lithuanian
- Veit (FITE)--German
- Vid (VEED)--Croatian, Slovene. Feminine is Vida.
- Wide (WEE-deh)--Frisian
- Wit (VEET)--Polish