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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Godfrey

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Wiktionary

From Old French, of Germanic origin God (“god or good”) + fred (“peace”). See also Geoffrey.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Godfrey

G. H. Hardy was a scientist in the field of mathematics. G. was given the name Godfrey Harold Hardy on February 7th, 1877 in Cranleigh, Surrey, England. He breathed his last breath on December 1st, 1947.

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His career lasted from 2004 to 2004. Godfrey was born on September 22nd, 1984 in Taiwan.

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Godfrey is an actor/comedian, actor, and comedian. His ongoing career started in 1996. Godfrey was given the name Godfrey C. Danchimah, Jr. on July 21st, 1969.

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Godfrey Bloom is an office holder. Godfrey was born on November 22nd, 1949 in Lewisham, London, England.

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Godfrey Reggio is a film director and screenwriter. Godfrey was born on March 29th, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Godfrey Cambridge was an actor, stand-up comedy, and standup comedian. Godfrey was given the name Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge on February 26th, 1933 in New York City. He died on November 29th, 1976.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Godfrey

Arthur Godfrey was a broadcaster and entertainer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1929 to 1979. Arthur was given the name Arthur Morton Godfrey on August 31st, 1903 in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. He died on March 16th, 1983.

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Godfrey is an actor/comedian, actor, and comedian. His ongoing career started in 1996. Godfrey was given the name Godfrey C. Danchimah, Jr. on July 21st, 1969.

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Linsey Godfrey is an actress. She has been prominent since 2005. Linsey was born on July 25th, 1988 in Stuart, Florida, USA.

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Glorious Godfrey is a comics character.

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Tommy was born on June 20th, 1916 in London, England. He breathed his last breath on June 24th, 1984.

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Nikki Sudden was an alternative rock singer-songwriter, musician, and music journalism. He plays Guitar, Gibson Flying V, Gibson Les Paul Special, Fender Telecaster, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1977 to 2006. Nikki was given the name Adrian Nicholas Godfrey on July 19th, 1956 in London, England, UK. He died on March 26th, 2006.

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How popular is the baby name Godfrey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 9 0 9
1883 10 0 10
1884 9 0 9
1885 10 0 10
1886 10 0 10
1887 8 0 8
1888 13 0 13
1889 6 0 6
1890 9 0 9
1892 7 0 7
1893 9 0 9
1894 6 0 6
1895 10 0 10
1896 9 0 9
1897 9 0 9
1898 11 0 11
1899 9 0 9
1900 10 0 10
1902 6 0 6
1903 5 0 5
1904 12 0 12
1905 13 0 13
1906 14 0 14
1907 8 0 8
1908 6 0 6
1909 11 0 11
1910 11 0 11
1911 11 0 11
1912 34 0 34
1913 31 0 31
1914 39 0 39
1915 46 0 46
1916 38 0 38
1917 61 0 61
1918 71 0 71
1919 53 0 53
1920 57 0 57
1921 55 0 55
1922 35 0 35
1923 56 0 56
1924 41 0 41
1925 48 0 48
1926 53 0 53
1927 48 0 48
1928 38 0 38
1929 37 0 37
1930 36 0 36
1931 40 0 40
1932 33 0 33
1933 19 0 19
1934 29 0 29
1935 28 0 28
1936 29 0 29
1937 23 0 23
1938 32 0 32
1939 30 0 30
1940 37 0 37
1941 19 0 19
1942 31 0 31
1943 33 0 33
1944 29 0 29
1945 31 0 31
1946 39 0 39
1947 54 0 54
1948 55 0 55
1949 41 0 41
1950 39 0 39
1951 36 0 36
1952 34 0 34
1953 40 0 40
1954 35 0 35
1955 39 0 39
1956 38 0 38
1957 36 0 36
1958 42 0 42
1959 34 0 34
1960 31 0 31
1961 40 0 40
1962 33 0 33
1963 31 0 31
1964 33 0 33
1965 14 0 14
1966 22 0 22
1967 22 0 22
1968 20 0 20
1969 24 0 24
1970 23 0 23
1971 22 0 22
1972 30 0 30
1973 18 0 18
1974 13 0 13
1975 21 0 21
1976 23 0 23
1977 22 0 22
1978 19 0 19
1979 18 0 18
1980 22 0 22
1981 21 0 21
1982 23 0 23
1983 19 0 19
1984 15 0 15
1985 23 0 23
1986 15 0 15
1987 17 0 17
1988 19 0 19
1989 21 0 21
1990 23 0 23
1991 17 0 17
1992 13 0 13
1993 19 0 19
1994 15 0 15
1995 19 0 19
1996 18 0 18
1997 10 0 10
1998 15 0 15
1999 17 0 17
2000 8 0 8
2001 8 0 8
2002 13 0 13
2003 8 0 8
2004 12 0 12
2005 12 0 12
2006 8 0 8
2007 12 0 12
2009 5 0 5
2010 11 0 11
2011 9 0 9
2012 16 0 16
2013 12 0 12
2014 13 0 13
2015 6 0 6
2016 8 0 8
2017 8 0 8

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Popularity of Godfrey as a first name

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Popularity of Godfrey as a last name

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Common last names for Godfrey

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  • Anderson
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  • Jackson
  • Thomas

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Godfrey U.S.
  White 78.05% 64.26%
  African American 16.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Godfrey

People with the last name Godfrey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Godfrey

  • How Popular is the name Godfrey? Godfrey is the 5,062nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Godfrey was the 1,230th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Godfrey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,161 babies born with the first name Godfrey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Godfrey to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Godfrey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Godfrey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Godfrey is Thursday, July 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Godfrey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Godfrey was in 1918 with a total of 71 babies.
  • Random Godfrey Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Godfrey is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Godfrey: Your name in reverse order is Yerfdog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ygfdeor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Godfrey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 28,734 people with the last name Godfrey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Godfrey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Godfrey as their last name.

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