GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: HUM-free  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "peaceful warrior" from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and frid "peace". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hunfrith, and it was regularly used through the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the American actor Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), who starred in 'The Maltese Falcon' and 'Casablanca'.
VARIANT: Humphry
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hunfrid (Ancient Germanic), Onfroi (Medieval French)


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Entry updated March 14, 2016