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What does Godfrey mean?

Godfrey \g(o)-df-rey, god-frey\ as a boys' 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 variants: Giotto, Godefroi, Godfry, Godofredo, Goffredo, Gottfrid and Gottfried.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Corey and Jeffrey.

Godfrey has 1 feminine form: Godfreya.


Godfrey is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1101 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Godfrey for boys. Godfrey reached its highest position of #670 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Godfrey and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Godfrey appearing in the Top 1000 are Jeffrey (#266 last year) and Corey (#387). Adoption of this boy name was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly less since, with the version Godfrey becoming less fashionable. Jeffrey (#266) and Corey (#387) are two of the more trendy birth names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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