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.

Related Names:

Guido

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Comments and insights on the name Guy

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

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

Guyzer
GuyGuy
Guido
Gus
Guyzee

Meanings and history of the name Guy
Famous real-life people named Guy

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 Lombardo - Band leader, active 1924 to 1977
Guy Bush - Babe Ruth hits his last two home runs, #713 & #714, off of Guy Bush
Guy of Arezzo - Guido d'Arezzo in Itallian, the inventor of modern musical notation.
Guy Kawasaki - Author

Guy in song, story & screen

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
Guy Woodhouse, villain in "Rosemary's Baby"
Guy Patterson, character in "That Thing You Do!"

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