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Geoffrey

Origin: Kenya
gender-male
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

Geoffrey is an English and German masculine given name, generally considered the Anglo-Norman form of the Germanic compound *gudą 'god' and *friþuz 'peace'. The name is derived from the Old German words for god (guda) and peace (friþuz) and means "God's peace". It is a derivative of Dutch Godfried, German Gottfried, and Old English Gotfrith and Godfrith. The name Geoffrey has its origins in medieval Europe, with the Norman French form being introduced to England by the Normans. Over time, the name reached other parts of the world, including the US. Notable namesakes include actor Geoffrey Rush, writer Geoffrey Chaucer, and skateboarder Geoff Rowley.

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