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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
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
geoff, 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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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

6
Numerological Values:
6

Number 6 is associated with nurturing, sympathy, balance, civic sense and responsibility. People with name-number 6 place high priority on family. They are also willing to shoulder responsibilities and execute them in the best manner possible.

Chakra Number:
6: The number of the Third Eye "Ajna"

Indigo is the color of the sixth energy centre - your third eye chakra. It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes and connects us with the spiritual world. Discover the hidden meanings within this deep blue color.

Color meaning:

The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the "New Age" - the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling.

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Notable people and personalities​

Geoffrey Beevers, British Actor
Geoffrey Boycott, Former England Cricketer
Geoffrey Chaucer, English Author, Poet, Philosopher
Geoffrey Hayes, English Television Presenter And Actor
Geoffrey Holder (born 1930) Trinidadian Actor, Choreographer, Director And Dancer
Geoffrey Howe, British Conservative Politician And Former Deputy Prime Minister
Geoffrey Lewis, American Character Actor
Geoffrey Moorhouse (1931–2009), British Writer
Geoffrey Palmer (born 1927) English Actor
Geoffrey Palmer (born 1942) Served As The 33rd Prime Minister Of New Zealand
Geoffrey Perkins, British Radio And Television Producer
Geoffrey Rush (born 1951) Australian Actor And Film Producer
Geoffrey Wright (born 1959), Australian Film Director