Vitale sounds vital and is a boy's name of Latin origin, meaning "life-giving." It is more commonly known nowadays as a surname in Italy, and particularly in Russia, where Vitale is a short form of many Russian surnames. The most popular Vitale is surely Richard Vitale, or "Dickie V," the legendary American basketball sportscaster. Dicky V has been vital, giving life to the game of college basketball on ESPN for over four decades.
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