What does Vital mean?
Vital /vi-tal/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the name Vital means "life-giving". Vital is a version of Vito (Latin): mostly Italian use. Compare surname Votel.
Vital has 1 variant: Vitale.more]
How popular is Vital?
Vital is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#8294 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Vito is the only prominent varying form of Vital (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name was at its apex during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.644%) and has become much less since, with Vito becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Vital and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)