"God's peace"

Godfrey Origin and Meaning

The name Godfrey is a boy's name of German origin meaning "God's peace".

Godfrey was very popular in the Middle Ages, but today you're more likely to hear it as a surname than a first name. It has a solid, old-man charm, but a couple of possible deal-breakers: the first syllable being God, and no obvious nickname. Goff, maybe? For a different feel, we also like the Italian artist's version Giotto.

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Godfrey Rank in US Top 1000

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Godfrey Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Godfrey Popularity

Famous People Named Godfrey

  • Godfrey Kneller1st Baronet (born Gottfried Kniller), German,English painter
  • Godfrey of BouillonFrankish Crusader
  • Godfrey IIII, Counts of Louvain
  • Godfrey IIV, Dukes of Lower Lorraine
  • Godfrey ICount of Verdun
  • Godfrey ChitaluZambian footballer
  • Godfrey William BloomBritish MEP
  • (Thomas) Godfrey EvansEnglish cricketer
  • Godfrey Akwasi PokuBritish footballer
  • Godfrey Khotso MokoenaSouth African Olympic athlete
  • Godfrey MacArthur CambridgeAmerican comedian
  • Godfrey Mangwizarunner up of Big Brother Canada 3
  • Godfrey Martin Huggins1st Viscount Malvern, Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia
  • Godfrey ReggioAmerican documentary filmmaker
  • Godfrey Gao (born Tsao ChihHsiang), Taiwanese,born Canadian actor and model
  • Godfrey Newbold HounsfieldEnglish electrical engineer and Nobel Prize winner

Godfrey in Pop Culture

  • Godfrey "Smith" Parkemain character in movie "My Man Godfrey"