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Gender: M Meaning of Humphrey: "peaceful warrior" Origin of Humphrey: German

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Humphrey is an old name that might have faded completely were it not for that Bogie flair. A royal name in Britain, where it's used somewhat more frequently, Humphrey might just have some life beyond Bogart here, especially with the recent interest in the names of Golden Age Hollywood stars.

Humphrey was brought to England by the Normans and was made famous by Duke Humphrey, the fifteenth century Duke of Gloucester and youngest son of Henry IV, a noted patron of literature, who appears in Shakespeare's Henry IV. In other literature, Humphrey Wasp is a character in Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, and the eponymous hero of Tobias Smollett's early novel Humphrey Clinker.

Bottom line: An interesting name with a noirish edge.

Famous People Named Humphrey

Humphrey Bogart, American actor
Humphrey Ker, British actor and comedian

Pop Culture References for the Name Humphrey

Daniel Humphrey, character on "Gossip Girl"
Humphrey, protagonist in "The World According to Humphrey"
Humphrey Repton, landscape gardener in "Mansfield Park"
Humphrey the Bear, Walt Disney cartoon character

Huffie, Humfrey, Humfroy, Humfry, Humph, Humphery, Humphry

Humphrey's International Variations

Onfroi (French) Humfried (German) Unfrai (Irish) Onofredo (Italian) Hunfredo, Onofre (Spanish) Humfrid (Swedish) Wmffre (Welsh)