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GenderMasculine
UsageGerman
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Meaning & History

German form of GODFREY. This name was borne by the 13th-century German poet Gottfried von Strassburg and the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), one of the inventors of calculus.
Other Languages & CulturesGodafrid Ancient Germanic Guðfriðr Ancient Scandinavian Jofre Catalan Godfried Dutch Geoffrey, Godfrey, Jeffrey, Geffrey, Geoff, Jeff, Jeffery, Jeffry, Jep English Geoffroy, Godefroy, Geoffrey, Joffrey French Gofraidh, Séafra, Siothrún Irish Goffredo, Fredo Italian Geoffroi Medieval French Gjord, Gjurd Medieval Scandinavian Godtfred, Gjurd Norwegian Godofredo Portuguese Goraidh Scottish Godofredo Spanish Gottfrid, Gjord Swedish Sieffre Welsh
Entry updated July 13, 2010   Contribute