Vito is an Italian name that is related to the Latin word "vita", meaning "life". 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. The Name "Vito" is unrelated to, yet still often confused with, the German name "Wido"; the root of the name "Vito" is Latin, while "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 Corleone, Titular character of the novel The Godfather
- 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 Pagano, American Leader of Team Pagano and punk rocker 
- 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.
- Vito Mule', Google Engineer