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Meaning of Godfrey

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Meaning

The name Godfrey has the following meaning:

God is peace.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Godfrey is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Godfrey in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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Pronunciation

The name Godfrey is pronounced as god-free

Origins

Godfrey originates from the German language.

See other suggested German boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Godfrey and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Godfrey: Boys - Helmer, Hilliard, Orland, Pershing, Werner, Willam, Girls - Adelaide, Etta, Giselle, Henrietta, Lana, Leoda, Leona, Mina, Both genders - Alice, Ballard, Bertha, Charles, Emerson, Emma

Variants

Style

We think the name Godfrey should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Godfrey to be: A quiet and formal person

In one word, you might describe Godfrey as a(n) "formal" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Godfrey (or its variants) are:

Sir Godfrey Kneller, born on 8 August, a famous artist. Sir Godfrey Kneller's background: The leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to British monarchs from Charles II to George I. His major works include The Chinese Convert (1687); a series of four portraits of Isaac Newton painted at various junctures of the latter's life; a series of ten reigning European monarchs, including King Louis XIV of France; over 40 'Kit-cat portraits' of members of the Kit-Cat Club; and ten 'beauties' of the court of William III, to match a similar series of ten beauties of the court of Charles II painted by his predecessor as court painter, Sir Peter Lely.

Godfrey Gummer Goodwin, born on 11 January, a famous public figure. Godfrey Gummer Goodwin's background: A Representative from Minnesota

Godfrey Cambridge, born on 26 February, a famous actor. Godfrey Cambridge's background: An African American comedian and actor. He was especially popular in the late 1960s and early 1970's as a regular guest on The Merv Griffin Show and other talk shows.
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