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 1 feminine form: Godfreya.
Godfrey is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1159 out of 150436, 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)
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), Corey (#387) and Geoffrey. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.6753%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.3368%, down 50.1%), with the versions Godfrey and Geoffrey becoming less fashionable. Jeffrey (#266) and Corey (#387) are two of the more trendy birth names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)