What does Guy mean?
Guy /guy/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced gye. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Guy is "wood, wide".
From Wido, which either derives from witu "wood" or wît "wide". It was used by the Normans, and in Old French w- is often converted to gu-. The Normans used forms like Gy and Guido. Guy of Warwick was a Norman hero of the Crusades. The name may also possibly mean Welsh "lively", or Old German "warrior", or from the French guie, meaning "guide; leader". Actor Guy Pearce; film director Guy Ritchie.
Guy▼ has 1 variant: Guido▼.Kreatif forms: Giguy, Guygi, Guyle. [more]
How popular is Guy?
Guy is a very prominent first name for men (#252 out of 1220, Top 21%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#1150 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Guy for boys. Guy was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #70 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Guy and affiliated names. The only other popular variation form of Guy appearing in the Top 1000 is Guido. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.601%) and have become much less popular since, with the versions Guido and Guy becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)