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What does Humphrey mean?

Humphrey Pronunciation of Humphrey [humphrey] as a boys' name is pronounced HUM-free. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Humphrey is "peaceful warrior". From a Norman name Hunfrid, of Germanic origin, derived from hun "bear-cub; warrior" and fred, frid "peace". The original Old English form was Hunfrith before the Norman influence, and the change to -ph- makes it more like a classical name. A saint's name. Actor Humphrey Bogart.

Associated with: warrior, norman, bear, old, classical (medieval), saint.


Humphrey has 15 variants: Humfrey, Humfrid, Humfried, Humfry, Hump, Humph, Humphery, Humphry, Humpie, Hunfredo, Onfre, Onfroi, Onofredo, Onofrio and Wmffre.

Creative forms:
(male) Hamphrey, Humphram, ..

(female) Humfri, Humphone, ..

Middle name pairings:
Humphrey Beck (H.B.), ..

How popular is Humphrey?

Humphrey is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#655 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Humphrey entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #856 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Humphrey name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aimerey, Amerey, Amorey, Aubrey, Autrey, Currey, Dempsey, Emerey, Guthrey, Hampden, Hampten, Hapheez (see Hafiz), Homere, Huey, Hughes, Hughie, Humbert, Humberto, Hume, Huntley, Hurley, Hurly, Huxley, Jephrey, Jophrey, Kamrey, Murphey, Murrey and Pompey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Humphrey.

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