Vito

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Vito is an Italian name and a Slavic name that is related either to the Latin word "vita", meaning "life",[1] 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," [2] as in Saint Vitus, the patron saint of dogs and a heroic figure in southern Italian folklore.[3] 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.

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  1. ^ http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookup.pl?stem=vita&ending=
  2. ^ http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookup.pl?stem=vit&ending=us
  3. ^ http://www.behindthename.com/name/wido