GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: German
PRONOUNCED: GAWT-freet   [key]
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.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Godafrid (Ancient Germanic), Godfried (Dutch), Geoffrey, Godfrey, Jeffrey, Geffrey, Geoff, Jeff, Jeffery, Jeffry, Jep (English), Geoffrey, Geoffroy (French), Gofraidh, Séafra, Siothrún (Irish), Goffredo, Fredo (Italian), Geoffroi (Medieval French), Godtfred (Norwegian), Godofredo (Portuguese), Goraidh (Scottish), Godofredo (Spanish), Gottfrid (Swedish), Sieffre (Welsh)