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What does Godiva mean?

Godiva Pronunciation of Godiva [go-di-va] as a girls' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Godiva is "God's gift". From Godgyfu. According to the famous story, the 11th-century Lady Godiva rode through the town of Coventry naked, covered only by her long hair. Her motive was a pact with her husband, the Earl of Mexica, who relieved the townsfolk of certain taxes after the ride. Better known today as a brand of premium chocolates.

Associated with: old english, gift, story (literary), lady (noble).

Variations

Creative forms:
(female) Godita, Gudiva, ..

(male) Godige, Godina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Godiva Aanya (G.A.), ..

How popular is Godiva?

Godiva is an uncommonly occurring first name for females and an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Godiva has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Godiva name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Godiva outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adiva, Akiva, Aviva, Corva, Dova, Doveva, Ediva, Elgiva, Gada, Gaia, Gaiea, Gaila, Galia, Galila, Galina, Gavina, Geila, Geina, Gelila, Gemina, Geneva, Genia, Genisa, Genivra, Gerica, Gerika, Gevira, Ghita, Gia, Gila, Gilia, Giliya, Gina, Ginia, Gioia, Giovita (see Jovita), Gisa, Gita, Gitika, Giza, Glila, Gloria, Golda, Goldi, Goldia, Goldie, Goldina, Gormla, Guida, Haviva, Joneva, Kiva, Liva, Neiva, Nova, Oliva, Riva, Rodina, Tova, Viva and Ziva. These names tend to be more frequently used than Godiva.

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