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".
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, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Godfrey for boys. Godfrey reached its highest rank of #670 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Godfrey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeffrey (#266), Corey (#387) and Godfrey. (2014 statistics).