Guy

Guy - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Guy, meaning guide, leader, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #138. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Guy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Guy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Guy. The baby boy name Guy was given to 72 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1378 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 22,792 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Guy peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 138.



Famous with this name

Guy Pearce
Guy Ritchie
Guy Deghy


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Guy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Guy is currently topping the baby name charts in Connecticut at position #506 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,664.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Guy is where you live.


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Guy origin and meaning

Guy is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means guide, leader. To see famous people named Guy, pop culture references for the name Guy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Guy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Guy, sorted by popularity.

Gage / Gus / Gaige / Gauge / Gussie / Guss / Gio / Gay / Geza / Gyasi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121378
20111225
20101272
20091318
20081225
20071227
20061002
20051235
20041031
20031009
2002986
2001840
2000837
1999875
1998775
1997821
1996796
1995743
1994771
1993654
1992624
1991560
1990572
1989562
1988507
1987479
1986474
1985459
1984451
1983465
1982392
1981414
1980399
1979371
1978373
1977351
1976342
1975332
1974313
1973287
1972267
1971256
1970235
1969210
1968203
1967197
1966190
1965183
1964170
1963169
1962166
1961160
1960168
1959158
1958156
1957148
1956144
1955145
1954143
1953149
1952151
1951179
1950177
1949184
1948191
1947179
1946186
1945196
1944192
1943190
1942196
1941191
1940192
1939186
1938188
1937180
1936183
1935177
1934177
1933172
1932180
1931174
1930172
1929172
1928167
1927165
1926157
1925157
1924151
1923149
1922140
1921138
1920153
1919148
1918144
1917145
1916141
1915143
1914156
1913138
1912138
1911143
1910138

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Connecticut506
Colorado830
Georgia897
California1036
New York1154
Texas1208
Pennsylvania1222
Florida1664

Even more about Guy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Guy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Guy?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Guy
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 22,792
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +72

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