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Guido is a given name Latinised from the Old High German name Wido[1] that originated in Medieval Italy. Guido later became a male first name in Austria, Germany, the Low Countries, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland. The meaning of the name is debated with various sources indicating the Germanic "Wido" means "wood" and others connecting the Italian form "Guido" to the latinate root for "guide".[2]

Guido
PronunciationItalian: [ˈɡwiːdo]
German: [ˈɡiːdo]
Gendermale
Origin
Word/nameItalian, Ancient Germanic
MeaningForest, Guide
Other names
Related namesGuy

The name "Guido" has developed as a term used in American culture as a stereotype and ethnic slur for working-class urban Italian Americans.[3]

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Medieval times
Later use
  • Guido Alvarenga (born 1970), Paraguayan footballer
  • Guido de Bres (1522–1567), Belgian pastor, theologian, author of Belgic Confession
  • Guido Buchwald (b. 1961) German footballer
  • Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663), Italian painter
  • Guido Calabresi (b. 1932), American judge and former Dean of Yale Law School
  • Guido Cantelli (1920–1956), Italian orchestral conductor
  • Guido Castelnuovo (1865–1952), Italian mathematician
  • Guido Calza (1888–1946) Italian archaeologist
  • Guido De Padt (born 1954), Belgian politician, Minister of the Interior
  • Guido Deiro (1886–1950), Italian-born vaudeville piano-accordionist
  • Guido Fanconi (1892–1979), Swiss pediatrician
  • Guido Fubini (1879–1943), Italian mathematician
  • Guido Gezelle (1830–1899), Flemish writer, poet and priest
  • Guido Görtzen (born 1970), Dutch volleyball player
  • Guido Grandi (1671–1742), Italian priest and professor of mathematics
  • Guido Guerrini, (b. 1976), Italian rally driver
  • Guido Knopp (b. 1946), German historian, journalist and producer of history documentaries
  • Guido Kratschmer (b. 1953), German decathlete and former world record holder
  • Guido de Lavezaris (c.1500–1581?), Spanish Governor General of the Philippines
  • Guido von List (1848–1919), Austrian occultist, journalist, playwright, and novelist
  • Guido Mantega (b. 1949), Italian-born Finance Minister of Brazil
  • Guido de Marco (1931–2010), Maltese politician, who served as the sixth President of Malta from 1999 to 2004
  • Guido Marini (b. 1965), Italian Roman Catholic priest, current Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations
  • Guido Pella (b. 1990), Argentine tennis player
  • Guido Quaroni (b. 1970), Italian computer modeller and animator at Pixar Studios
  • Guido Reni (1575–1642), Italian painter
  • Guido Reybrouck (born 1941), Belgian cyclist
  • Guido van Rossum (b. 1956), Dutch programmer, creator of the Python programming language
  • Guido Stampacchia (1922–1978), Italian mathematician
  • Guido Westerwelle (1961-2016), Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor of Germany
  • Guy Fawkes (later Guido Fawkes) (1570–1606), English Catholic who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot
  • Paul Staines (b. 1967), a British political blogger going by the name "Guido Fawkes" after the above

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  2. ^ https://www.etymonline.com/word/guide
  3. ^ Libby Copeland (6 July 2003). "Strutting Season". The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 November 2013.