Vitus

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Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin vīta = 'life' (see also Vita) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

2) Latinised form of Wito [6]

Related Names

Vithus
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Danish
Vito
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Víto
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Greenlandic
Vítorse
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Greenlandic
Vittorsi
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Greenlandic
Vittu
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Greenlandic
Vittus
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Danish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Wittus
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Norwegian
Vitus
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Danish Faroese Norwegian Swedish

See also Veit

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Vitus
Genitive: Vitus'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Vitus
Accusative: Vitus
Dative: Vitusi
Genitive: Vitusar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Vitus
Genitive: Vitus'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Vitus
Genitive: Vitus' / Vitus

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

15 June

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

15 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Saint Vitus (circa 290 - 303), patron against epilepsy, lightning and for protection of domestic animals; he is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers
  • Vitus Jonassen Bering (baptised 5 August 1681 - 19 December 1741), Danish explorer and officer in the Russian Navy. The Bering Strait, the Bering Sea, Bering Island etc. have been posthumously named in his honour

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[8]
1235
n.a.
0
n.a.
1235
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[9]
14 78 0 0 14 78
Greenland Greenland[10]
4 5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[11]
5
n.a.
0
n.a.
5
n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
9 0 0
n.a.
9
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Vitus.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  3. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  11. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi