Vito

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For other uses, see Vito (disambiguation).

Vito is an Italian name that is derived from the Latin word "vita", meaning "life",.[1] 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] The Name "Vito" is unrelated to, yet still often confused with, the German name "Wido," which is derived from Ancient Germanic, and the Slavic name "Vitomir" which is sometimes shortened to "Vito" but has a completely different root in the Proto-Slavic word "vit" meaning "ruler".

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People with this name include:

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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