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Subject: Considering Gottlieb was created in the 17th-century...
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: May 9, 2005 at 12:24:58 PM
Reply to: Gottfried and Gottlieb - Christian names in origin, or heathen names? by Lucille
Gott probably does refer to the Judeo-Christian-Islamic god in that case. I don't think there were very many "heathens" in 17th-century Germany. (I could be wrong, but...)

Gottfried is just the modern German form of the much-earlier name Godfrey, which itself is the English version of Godafrid, a Germanic name composed of god "god" and frid "peace" (and thus interpreted as "peace of god" or "god's peace"). I'm not very sure, but I think that in this case god refers to the Abrahamic god too.

EDIT: Corrected and expanded Gottfried info


Miranda
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