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Gender: Male Meaning of Guy: "guide, leader" Origin of Guy: French

The name Guy is a boy's name of French origin meaning "guide, leader". Guy and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Switcher Machine".

From the experts:

The name of the patron saint of comedians and dancers feels either too upper-crust English to most Americans, or else too everyman for their own little guy.

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Famous People Named Guy

Guy Ramsay Fieri (nee Ferry), American celebrity chef and restaurateur
Guy Hebert, American hockey goalie
Guy Perry, American actor
Guy Berryman, bassist of Coldplay
Guy Ritchie, English film director
Guy Madison, American actor
Guy Theodore Sebastian, Australian singer
Guy Fawkes, English soldier and conspirator
Guy Mariano, American pro skateboarder
Guy Fauchon, Canadian actor
Guy Pelly, friend of Prince Harry
Guy de Maupassant, French writer
Guy Lee Hovis, American singer from "The Lawrence Welk Show"

Pop Culture References for the name Guy

Guy of Gisborne, character in the Robin Hood series
Guy Eldoon, character in video game "Ace Attorney"
Guy Douglas, character in Temple Run
Guy Patterson, character in film "That Thing You Do!"
Guy de Burg, character in "Wulf the Saxon" by G.A. Henty
Guy Aylmer, character in "At Agincourt" by G.A. Henty
Guy Mannering, character in "Guy Mannering" by Sir Walter Scott
Guy Montag, main character in "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
Guy Smiley, Muppet game show host on TV's "Sesame Street"
Guy, beagle dog of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Guy's International Variations

Guido (Italian) Vitus, Gui (French) Gye, Guyon, Veit (Dutch)


The Ubiquitous Shadow Says:


"Hey guys"
Guy looked over, confused.
"Not Guy, I mean... um.... nevermind"

Only issue with this name, else it would be fine

Catastroffy Says:


I wish this wasn't a generic term for a man. It was better just as a name.

Taylor_23 Says:


if someone said "Hey, Guy!" probably every guy around you would look at you, not recommended as a name, my opinion

raevynstar Says:


Nice name, but also a generic term for man.