Vito is an Italian name that is derived from 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," 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".
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.
- Vito Corleone, Titular character of the novel The Godfather
- Vito Spatafore, The Sopranos character
- Vito Scaletta, the protagonist of the game Mafia II and one of the main characters of Mafia III