Other Origin(s):British, French
Meaning:God's peace, good peace
Give Godfrey a chance! An English boy’s name of German and French origin, Godfrey is a refined and divine choice. Derived from the Germanic Godfried and the French Godefroy, Godfrey means “God’s peace” or “good peace.” Seen as both a surname and a given name, Godfrey was particularly popular in the Middle Ages. However, it is due a peaceful resurgence, and your little cherub is sure to wear it well. You might recognize this moniker from the likes of American documentarian Godfrey Reggio, American comedian Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge, or even South African Olympian Godfrey Khotso Mokoena. Not to mention, the titular character in the iconic film My Man Godfrey.
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