Guy Name Meaning & Origin

Guy

Pronunciation: GIY (key)

Origin of the name Guy:

A borrowing from the French, Guy is derived from the Old French guie (a guide, a leader).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Guido

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Comments and insights on the name Guy: | Edit

I think this name is ripe for a comeback. It's uncommon but absolutely recognizable as a given name. It has history and a nice meaning. It's short and easily pronounceable. It follows current trends--open vowel sound with no clunky consonant clusters.

sounds like a nickname...boy,brother,dude,guy. But I'd rather be named Guy.

Personal experiences with the name Guy: | Edit

My name was made fun of A LOT while i was growing up but i was a sensitive kid and it wasn't so much bullying as just having some fun with my name. Heck, it still happens occasionally as an adult and is harmless (if annoying). I do like my name for its uniqueness but sometimes wish it wasn't quite SO unique. That being said, I've probably met about half-a-dozen other Guys in my time.

Nicknames for Guy: | Edit

Guyzer
GuyGuy
Guido
Gus

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Famous real-life people named Guy: | Edit

Guy McClendon - famous bass player for Jenna and the seven-teens
Guy Fieri - TV Personality on the Food Network
Guy Ritchie - British movie director
Guy Pearce - actor
Guy Fawkes - most famous partaker in a conspiracy to blow up the British Parliament
Guy Laroche - fashion designer
Guy Sebastian - Australian singer and songwriter
Guy de Maupassant - French author
Guy Williams - actor who played Zorro in the 50's television series
Guy Fletcher - English musician, best known as rock band, Dire Straits' keyboard player
Guy Lafleur - Canadian former Professional ice hockey player

Guy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Guy Montag, character in Fahrenheit 451
Guy of Gisborne, Robin Hood legends
Guy Smiley, Sesame Street Muppet
Guy Gardner, character in DC's Green Lantern Comics
Guy Foucher, main character in the French film "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg"
Guy Smith, Mister Sensitive in the X-Men comics

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