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Of Greek origin.

Variant of the name Vitaliy, which is the Russian form of the Late Latin name Vitalis.

From the Latin word “vitalis”, meaning “vital”, “of life”, which derives from the Greek word “βίος”, meaning “one’s life”, “course or way of living”, “lifetime”.

Other forms of the name are: Vitali, Vitale, Vidal.

Famous bearers are Vitaly Petrov, Vitaly Scherbo, Vitaly Daraselia, Vitaly Ginzburg.

Vitaly Scherbo is a former artistic gymnast, one of the most successful of all time. He has won a world title in all eight events (floor, vault, rings, etc).