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What does Vito mean?

Vito Pronunciation of Vito [vi-to] as a boys' name is pronounced VEE-toh. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Vito is "life-giving". Mostly Italian use. Saint Vitus was an early martyr who supposedly could cure epilepsy and a disorder known as "Saint Vitus' dance". See also Vidal.

Associated with: life.


Vito has 7 variants: Vital, Vitale, Vitalis, Vitaly, Vitas, Vitus and Witold.

1 more relation via Vidal: Videl.

Creative forms:
(male) Vide, Vinto, ..

(female) Vite, Vitoia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vito Adin (V.A.), ..

How popular is Vito?

Vito is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#738 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#15590 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Vito entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #349 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #1670 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Vito (#1670 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 is Vidal. Adoption of these forms of Vito was more pronounced among parents during the years 1920-1929 and has become much diminished since.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alto, Arto, Cato, Guto, Kato, Otto, Rito, Sixto, Tito, Vaso, Viator, Vic, Vick, Victor, Vidor, Viggo, Vigi, Viktor, Vin, Vinton, Vireo and Vitor. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vito.

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