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Meaning and name origin

Godfrey \g(o)-df-rey, god-frey\ as a boy's name is pronounced GAHD-free. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Godfrey is "God-peace". A saint's name, popular during medieval times. Godfrey of Bouillon was a medieval Frankish knight and Crusader leader of the First Crusade. The name of a valet in the 1936 comic film "My Man Godfrey".

Godfrey has 7 variant forms: Giotto, Godefroi, Godfry, Godofredo, Goffredo, Gottfrid and Gottfried.

For more information, see also related boy names Corey and Jeffrey.

There is 1 feminine form of Godfrey: Godfreya.


Godfrey is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1101 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Godfrey for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Godfrey name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Godfrey and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Corey, Godfrey and Jeffrey. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Corey, Godfrey, Jeffrey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Corey, Jeffrey outside U.S.


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