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What does Gottfried mean?

Gottfried Pronunciation of Gottfried [got-tfried] as a name for boys has its root in Old German, and Gottfried means "God-peace". Gottfried is a German form of Godfrey (Old German): from the Old French name Godefroy. Gottfried is also a form of Jeffrey (Old German).

Associated with: peace.


Gottfried has 1 variant: Gottfrid.

1 more different relation via Godfrey, Jeffrey: Godfried.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Gottfried Jethro (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gottfried?

Gottfried is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#13305 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Gottfried (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Jeffrey (#290 a year ago) and Godfrey. Other forms, like Gottfrid, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Gottfried was common among parents 6 decades ago (average #773) and is now much reduced (#1145, 96%), with the version Jeffrey falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Godfrey, Jeffrey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Galfrid, Godofredo, Goffredo, Gotthard, Gottlieb, Guthrie, Humfried, Manfried, Ottfrid (see Ottfried), Ottfried, Siegfried, Sigfried, Sygfried (see Siegfried), Walfried (see Walfred), Wilfried and Willfried. Like Gottfried, these names are not commonly used.

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