Name for today- April 23rd


Guy is a boys name.

Comes from the Old French “Gie” which means a guide or to steady.

Guy was introduced by the Normans into Britian as Guido and Wido.

Guy Fawkes was a member of a plot in 1605 to blow up parliament, we celebrate Guy Fawkes on November 5th each year with fireworks.

Sir Walter Scott wrote a novel “Guy Mannering” in 1815.

Knight Guyon of the Faerie Queene.

Popularity Baby Name Wizard: # 336 in Scotland.

Variants/Nicknames: Guido, Guyon, Vitus, Viti, Wido, Wyatt, Wiatt, Gui.

Comments on Guy:

I married the best “Guy” of all! I think it is a very strong name & suits both a child & adult. We also gave this name to my son as his middle name.

— sonians 5/28/2008

Given its present colloquial meaning, this is a very unfortunate name for anyone. It’s like being named “Boy” or “Car”.

— angolmois 11/16/2009


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6 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Sophia said,

    I know two Guys. One is Guy Charles Cooper, the other I don’t know his middle name.

  2. 3

    Coralie said,

    I know a Guy! (Well, obviously, I know many guys, but a guy named Guy. :-)) Hmm… I think he has a nice sound, but, like Grove, the name’s a bit too word-y for me.

  3. 5

    Young Christian Woman said,

    Not so much liking it.

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