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RATE THIS NAME 4.2

godfred

FORM OF:
gottfrid
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic  /  old norse 
NAME ROOT:
*GUDą *FRIþUZ > GODAFRID / GUðIFRIðR
MEANING:
This name derives from the Old High German and Old Norse name “Godafrid and Guðifriðr”, composed of two elements: “*gudą” (god, deity, divine being) plus “*friþuz” (peace, tranquility, friendship). In turn the name means “God's peace, peaceful pledge, God gives me the peace of mind, my friendship with God”. The name was introduced to Britain by the Normans. There are several English spelling variations of the German name "Gottfried". Some are derived directly from the Germanic (the ones that begin with "G") and others are derived from the Anglo-Norman (the ones that begin with "J"), but always from the Germanic root. 1) Geoffroy d'Amiens was a bishop of Amiens. He is a saint in the Catholic Church. 2) Geoffrey V called the Handsome was the Count of Anjou, Touraine, and Maine by inheritance, from 1129 and then Duke of Normandy by conquest from 1144. 3) Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir (Icelandic: Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir) also known as Vidforla or “the Far-Traveler” was a Norse woman born around the year 980 in Laugarbrekka, Iceland. She is best known for her appearances in “The Saga of Eirik the Red” and “The Saga of the Greenlanders,” known collectively as the “The Vinland Sagas”.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS) / RELIGION (BISHOPS)

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
gottfried, godtfred, gottfred, gotfred
norwegian
gottfried, godtfred, gottfred, gotfred, Gudrød, Jofre
swedish
gottfried, godtfred, gottfrid, gottfred, gotfred, gotfried, Jofre
FEMININE
danish
gudrid, Gyrite, Gyritha, Gyrithe, Gyrith, Gyrit, Gyrid
norwegian
gudrid, gurid, Gudfrid, Gjøri, Gjørid, Jøri, Gyrid, Gyri
swedish
gottfrida, gudrid, Gjöret, Gyret, Gyrita, Göret, Gyrit, Gyrid, Gyri
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
jul, Juel, Juul, Gyrd
norwegian
jul, Gjul, Gjur, Gjurd, Jord, Juel, Jur, Juul, Gyrd
swedish
götz, Gjohl, Gjord, Gjur, Gjurd, Gjöl, Juel, Jur, Jurd, Juul, Gyrd

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
godefritus, godefridus, Gaufridus

Italian - Medieval
gottifredo
ancient germanic
godefrid, GODAFRID
catalan
Jofre
dutch
godfried, godefridus
english
geoffrey, godfrey, jeffrey, geffrey, jeffery, jeffry, jepson, jeoffrey, gefrey, geoffaree, geoffery, geoffree, geoffri, geofree, geophrey, goeffry, jaffray, jeffree, jeffreigh, jeffrion, jefrey, jeffory, joffrey, jefery
finnish
gottfrid, kotfri
french
geoffroy, Godefroi
german
gottfried
greenlandic
Gûtivfârik, Kuutiffaariit, Kuutiffaarik
icelandic
gottfreð, Guðfreður, Guðröður, Jófreður
irish
gofraidh, sÉafra, siothrÚn
italian
goffredo, golfredo, giuffrido
norman
goffred
old english - anglo-saxon
godefrid
old french
Geuffroi
old norse
Guðifriðr, Guðfrøðr, Guðrøðr, Jófreiðr, Jófrøðr, Jófreyr
old swedish
Gudhrödh
polish
Godfryd, Gotfryd
portuguese
godofredo
scottish
goraidh
spanish
godofredo
welsh
sieffre

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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