Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ɡə.ˈdaɪ.və/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Old English name Godgifu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and giefu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.

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Entry updated February 12, 2018