What does Guy mean?
Guy \guy\ as a boys' name is pronounced gye. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Guy is "wood". May also possibly be 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▼.
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 (#876 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Guy for boys. Guy 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. This boy name reached the top of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 and has become much less popular since, with the versions Guido and Guy becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)