Vito is an Italian name and a Slavic name that is related either to the Latin word "vita", meaning "life", or to the Proto-Slavic word "vit", meaning ruler. Fot the Italian name, it is a modern form of the Latin name "Vitus", meaning "life-giver,"  as in Saint Vitus, the patron saint of dogs and a heroic figure in southern Italian folklore. For the Slavic name, it is a modern form of the Slavic name Vitomir. The Name "Vito" is unrelated to, yet still often confused with, the German name "Wido". "Wido" is derived from Ancient Germanic.
People with this name include:
- Vito the Saint Protector of the Normands overseas, in medieval Latin called San Vito dei Normanni
- Vito LoGrasso, American professional wrestler
- Vito Fossella, American politician from New York
- Vito Mannone, Italian footballer
- Vincent "Don Vito" Margera, actor and TV personality
- Vito Nikolić, Montenegrin poet
- Vito Positano, Italian diplomat
- Vito Postiglione, Italian auto racing driver
- Vito Russo, American activist
- Vito Dumas, Argentine sailor and travel-writer, who sailed solo around the world
- Victor Vito (rugby player), New Zealand rugby union and rugby sevens player.