Meaning and Origin of: Gottfried

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Peace
  • German : God's peace

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elementsgod, got ‘god’ + frid(u) ‘peace’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name composed of GermanGott ‘God’ + Friede ‘peace’, or ornamental adoption of the German personal name as a surname.