Family name origins & meanings
- Hungarian : from the old Hungarian secular personal nameGoda, probably from a short form of Godimir,Godislav, or some other Slavic name.
- Japanese : (Gōda): ‘connected rice paddies’. The name is not common in Japan; this pronunciation is found mostly on the island of Shikoku. In western Japan it is pronounced Aita.
- Indian (Gujarat) : Jain name of unknown meaning, based on the name of a Jain community.