What does Godfrey mean?
Godfrey /god-frey/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced GAHD-free. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Godfrey is "God-peace".
From the Old French name Godefroy, derived from Germanic god "god" (or gôd "good") and fred, frid, frith "peace". Name of a twelve-century Norman saint, popular during medieval times, where the name was used interchangeably with Geoffrey. 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".
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Godfrey has 1 feminine form: Godfreya.Kreatif forms: Gaudfrey, Gaydfrey, Gedfrey. [more]
How popular is Godfrey?
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. in the 1880s, 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), Jeffery (#665), Jeffry, Jeff, Geoffrey and Jefferey. Variants like Geoffery are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.6448%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2103%, down 67.4%), with versions like Jeffery, Jefferey, Godfrey, Jeff and Jeffry falling out of fashion. Jeffrey (#266) and Corey (#387) are two of the more trendy birth names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)