Given Name GODFREY

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

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Godafrid, which meant "peace of god" from the Germanic elements god "god" and frid "peace". The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the Middle Ages. A notable bearer was Godfrey of Bouillon, an 11th-century leader of the First Crusade and the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
VARIANTS: Geoffrey, Jeffrey
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Godafrid (Ancient Germanic), Guðfriðr (Ancient Scandinavian), Jofre (Catalan), Godfried (Dutch), Geoffroy, Godefroy, Geoffrey, Joffrey (French), Gottfried (German), 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)
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