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What does Fido mean?

Fido Pronunciation of Fido [fi-do] as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and the meaning of Fido is "faithful". Fido is a version of Fidel (Latin): from the Latin names Fidelis.

Associated with: faithful.


6 related forms via Fidel: Fidal, Fidalio, Fidele, Fidelio, Fidello and Fidelo.

Creative forms:
(male) Fado, Findo, ..

(female) Fiade, Fity, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fido Skylar (F.S.), ..

How popular is Fido?

Fido is an uncommon given name for males. Fido is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Fidel (#1643 from recent data) is the only prominent varying form of Fido (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Fidello, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Fido was at its most widespread a decade ago (#832) and is somewhat lower today. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fidel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fido and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Fido is alike in pronunciation to Fadi and Fedya. Other recommended names are Ado, Aldo, Fadl, Faro, Fedor, Ferdo, Fib, Fico, Fife, Fin, Finn, Firdos, Firoz, Fish, Fisk, Fitz, Fredo, Frido, Gildo, Guido, Iddo, Ido, Lindo, Ludo, Odo and Udo. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fido.

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