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What does Vitaly mean?

Vitaly Pronunciation of Vitaly [vi-taly] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Vitaly is "life-giving". Vitaly is an alternate spelling of Vito (Latin): mostly Italian use.

Associated with: life.


6 related forms via Vito: Vital, Vitale, Vitalis, Vitas, Vitus and Witold.

Creative forms:
(male) Vily, Vitavi, ..

(female) Vitata, Vitavi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vitaly Menachem (V.M.), ..

How popular is Vitaly?

Vitaly is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Vitaly is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Vito (#1670 the previous year) is the only popular related form of Vitaly (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Vitalis, are uncommon. This form of Vitaly was popular as a birth name a century ago (#349) and has become much less common since (#1670, 80% less usage), with Vito falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ainsly, Antoly, Billy, Birly, Daly, Hilly, Kealy, Kinsly, Kirkly (see Kirkley), Lindly, Linly, Mihaly, Nataly, Ridly (see Ridley), Riply (see Ripley), Risly (see Risley), Sicily, Stanly, Val, Vale, Vali, Vasily, Vidal, Vidar, Videl, Vijay, Vinny, Virle, Vitor and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vitaly.

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