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geoff

SHORT FORM OF:
geoffrey
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

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
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
FEMININE
english
gytha, githa
PET & SHORT FORM
english
jeff, jep, jeffy, jef, geof

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
godefritus, godefridus, Gaufridus

Italian - Medieval
gottifredo
ancient germanic
godefrid, GODAFRID
catalan
Jofre
danish
gottfried, godtfred, godfred, gottfred, gotfred
dutch
godfried, godefridus
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
norwegian
gottfried, godtfred, godfred, gottfred, gotfred, Gudrød, Jofre
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
swedish
gottfried, godtfred, gottfrid, godfred, gottfred, gotfred, gotfried, Jofre
welsh
sieffre

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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Notable people and personalities​

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Geoff Bent (1932–1958) English Footballer
Geoff Berner, Canadian Singer-songwriter On The Accordion
Geoff Blum, American Baseball Player
Geoff Bodine (born 1949) American Motorsport Driver And Bobsled Builder
Geoff Capes, Former British Shot Put Champion
Geoff Dolan, New Zealand Actor, Singer And Corporate Entertainer
Geoff Downes (born 1952) English Rock Keyboard Player And Songwriter
Geoff Edwards (born 1931), American Actor And Radio Personality
Geoff Edwards (born 1945), British Academic Specialising In The European Union
Geoff Edwards, Canadian Scientist Specialising In Cognitive Geomatics
Geoff Emerick, Recording Studio Audio Engineer
Geoff Grover, Australian Rules Footballer
Geoff Hewlett Thompson (born 1929), British Anglican Bishop
Geoff Horsfield, English Football Player
Geoff Howarth, New Zealand Cricketer
Geoff Hurst, American Footballer Player
Geoff Jenkins, American Baseball Player
Geoff Johns, American Writer Of Comic Books
Geoff Morrell (born 1958), Australian Actor
Geoff Morrell (born 1968), Former Chief Spokesman To The Us Secretary Of Defense
Geoff Murphy, New Zealand Film Director, Writer And Assistant Director
Geoff Nicholls (born 1948) British Musician And Keyboardist
Geoff Ogilvy, Australian Golfer
Geoff Oldham, British Tv, Stage And Film Actor
Geoff Rickly, Lead Singer And Lyricist
Geoff Roes (born 1976) American Ultra-marathon Runner
Geoff Rowley (born June 6, 1976) Is An English Professional Skateboarder
Geoff Sanderson, American Ice Hockey Player
Geoff Schwartz, American Football Player
Geoff Tate (born 1959) American Singer And Musician
Geoff Thompson (1905–1983), British Army General
Geoff Thompson (1936–2004), Owner Of Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Geoff Thompson (born 1940), New Zealand Member Of Parliament
Geoff Thompson (born 1945), British Football Administrator
Geoff Thompson (born 1960), British Writer And Self-defence Instructor