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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, 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).

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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeffrey (#266), Corey (#387) and Godfrey. (2014 statistics).

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

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