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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.


Variations

Guy has 1 variant: Guido.


Popularity

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 reached its top position of #70 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Guy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Guy outside U.S.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Guido, Guy in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Guy is pronounced similarly to Gay. Other suggested similar baby names are Gun, Gur, Gus and Ruy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Guy.

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