Meaning and Origin of Guy - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Guy

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • French : Guide

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English (of Norman origin) and French : from a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy.
  • English : occupational name for a guide, Old French gui (a derivative of gui(d)er ‘to guide’, of Germanic origin).

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