What does Godfrey mean?
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 2 years ago), Corey (#387), Jeffery (#665), Jeffry, Jeff, Geoffrey and Jefferey. Other variants, like Geoffery, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Godfrey was widespread during the years 1960-1969 (average #355) and has become significantly diminished since (#789, down 67.4%). Jeffrey has generally been popular among parents, although Corey appears to be becoming a favorite too, and Geoffrey has become less popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)