Geoffrey - boys name

Geoffrey name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 61%

Geoffrey name meaning:

The name Geoffrey is of Germanic origin and derives from the elements "gawia," meaning "territory," and "frid," meaning "peace." Combining these elements, the name Geoffrey can be understood to mean "peaceful ruler" or "peaceful territory."

In history, the name Geoffrey has been associated with a number of notable figures. One of the most famous bearers of the name is Geoffrey Chaucer, who was an influential English poet and author known for his work "The Canterbury Tales." Additionally, Geoffrey of Monmouth was a medieval chronicler who wrote the "Historia Regum Britanniae," a historical account of the British kings. These figures reflect the significance of the name Geoffrey in literature and history.

Overall, the name Geoffrey carries connotations of peace and leadership. It is a name with a rich historical background and is often given to boys with the hope that they will grow up to be peaceful and capable leaders.

Origin: English

Heavenly place.


Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Geoffrey , Sheary, Sheron

Other boys names beginning with G


Overall UK ranking: 1860 out of 4789

12 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Geoffrey

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