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 and Switzerland.

The given name Guy is the French variant of Guido.


Given name

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 Kangur (b. 1956), Estonian actor
  • 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

Family name

Fictional characters

See also


  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2011-10-19.