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Godiva is a very strong, independent, sounding feminine name. Allowing more though I think it would be adorable on a young girl and always work at every stage of life. Some may avoid this name because 'God' and 'Diva' is in the name.
jazzycritique  1/29/2019
I don't think I'd be willing to name my kid after a chocolate.
Buneary  12/13/2014
One of the few Germanic "God-" names where it is probable that unaccented God is meant, and not accented Gód "good" (although Gódgifu works just as well as a name). For many names both forms are possible, and in some cases it is probable a deliberate pun is intended by he writer (e.g. using Gódwin "good-friend" for a man whose name may actually have been Godwin "God-friend"; or Godman for a priest whose real name may have been Gódman).
thegriffon  5/29/2012
Alex Day recently released his latest single, Lady Godiva, a cover of the 1966 Peter and Gordon song. It peaked at number 15 on the UK charts and 49 in Ireland.
Rainears  4/8/2012
Queen's song "Don't Stop Me Now" has the lyrics, "I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva!" which was what brought the name to my attention. It reminds me of "Gold".
― Anonymous User  8/29/2011
Really quite odd, in my opinion, as a first name, although possibly usable, and wonderful meaning as well. :)
walesgal92  10/30/2010
I always think of the first line of the song "Lady Godiva's Operation," already mentioned.

"Lady Godiva had dressed so demurely"

I don't think this would be usable as a person's name.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  3/15/2009
I have always pronounced it as gode-EE-va, it's never pronounced as go-die-va.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2008
Indeed it is! Just maybe not in your neck of the woods.
Kosta  2/7/2018
"Lady Godiva's Operation" is a song by The Velvet Underground from their album "White Light/White Heat".
scholasticastewart  11/22/2007
I love it. It's so girly, sweet like chocolate and (at least in the U.S.) it's unusual. I do wonder if it's too chocolatey. But that's not really a problem! :)
Jasmine  8/12/2007
I didn't expect to find this name! I don't think I would name a human this, but for a dog, yes. My family owns a dog named Godiva, because she is a chocolate lab and it is after the chocolate.
Brianna Angela  5/27/2007
Lady Godiva (who inspired the popular candy) rode through town naked, covered only by her hair to protest taxes. The townspeople had such respect for her they all looked away, except for Peeping Tom.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2005
The city that Godiva rode naked through was Coventry, where her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia, had imposed harsh taxes.
Elea  9/16/2006
There is that story, yes, but there's also the chocolate company, which has the most delicious chocolates.
doodlebug  11/23/2005

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