"God's peace"

Godfrey Origin and Meaning

The name Godfrey is 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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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"