Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈhʌm.fɹi/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Old German elements hun "bear cub" and fridu "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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHunfrid(Germanic) Onfroi(Medieval French)
Surname DescendantHumphrey(English)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022