Family name origins & meanings
- North German : from the personal name Göde, a popular short form of any of the Germanic names formed with god,got ‘god’ or gōd ‘good’ (e.g. Gottfried).
- German (Goede) : habitational name from a place near Bautzen in Saxony called Göda.
- Dutch : nickname for a good and kindly man, from goed ‘good’.