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Gender: Male Meaning of Godfrey: "God's peace" Origin of Godfrey: German

The name Godfrey is a boy's name of German origin meaning "God's peace". Godfrey and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

The downside of this name, which was very popular in the Middle Ages, is that a boy might have difficulty handling a name with God as a first syllable. The Italian artist's version Giotto would be a more interesting option.

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Famous People Named Godfrey

Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (born Gottfried Kniller), German-English painter
Godfrey of Bouillon, Frankish Crusader
Godfrey I-III, Counts of Louvain
Godfrey I-IV, Dukes of Lower Lorraine
Godfrey I, Count of Verdun
Godfrey Chitalu, Zambian footballer
Godfrey William Bloom, British MEP
(Thomas) Godfrey Evans, English cricketer
Godfrey Akwasi Poku, British footballer
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena, South African Olympic athlete
Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge, American comedian
Godfrey Martin Huggins, 1st Viscount Malvern, Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia
Godfrey Reggio, American documentary filmmaker
Godfrey Gao (born Tsao Chih-Hsiang), Taiwanese-born Canadian actor and model
Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield, English electrical engineer and Nobel Prize winner

Pop Culture References for the name Godfrey

Godfrey "Smith" Parke, main character in movie "My Man Godfrey"


Godfrey's International Variations

Giotto, Goffredo, Godofredo (Italian) Godefroi (French) Gofraidh (Irish Gaelic) Godfried (Dutch) Gottfried (German)