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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Godley

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Alt. Meaning

G is for glitter, the spark that is you.

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Godley

Adam Godley is an actor. He has been prominent since 1974. Adam was born on July 22nd, 1964 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.


Kevin Godley is a rock music musician and music video director. He plays Vocals, drums, synths, percussion, and Synthesizer. He has had major accomplishments since 1960. Kevin was given the name Kevin Michael Godley on October 7th, 1945 in Prestwich, Lancashire, England.


Robert was born on July 7th, 1971 in Whitstable.


Sidney Frank Godley is a military person. His military service ended in 1919.


Janey Godley is a comedian. Janey was born on January 20th, 1961 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland.


Sir Alexander John Godley is a governor of gibraltar. His military service ended in 1933.


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Popularity of Godley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Godley U.S.
  White 63.30% 64.26%
  African American 32.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Godley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Godley

  • How Popular is the name Godley? As a last name Godley was the 12,362nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Godley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Godley is Friday, October 29th, 1886.
  • How unique is the name Godley? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Godley. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Godley: Your name in reverse order is Yeldog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Degoyl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Godley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,515 people with the last name Godley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Godley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Godley as their last name since less than 1 person in 118k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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