Meaning and Origin of: Humphrey

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Peaceful force

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from the Old French personal name Humfrey, introduced to Britain by the Normans. This is composed of the Germanic elements hūn ‘bear cub’ + frid, fred ‘peace’. It was borne by a 9th-century saint, bishop of Therouanne, who had a certain following in England among Norman settlers.