Gender Masculine
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. GAWT-freet
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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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGodafrid(Ancient Germanic) 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(Norwegian) Guðfriðr, Guðrøðr(Old Norse) Godofredo(Portuguese) Goraidh(Scottish Gaelic) Godofredo(Spanish) Gottfrid(Swedish) Sieffre(Welsh)

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Name Days

Germany: November 8
Entry updated July 13, 2010