First name origin & meaning:
German: God's peace
First name variations: Goddard, Gottfried, Gotfrid, Goffredo, Giotto, Godofredo, Govert, Godrick, Godwin, Goddenn, Godding, Godard, Godhart, Gotthardt, Godfrey
Last name origins & meanings:
- French, English, and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name
Godin-, a pet form of any of various compound names beginning
with god, got ‘god’. Compare Godbold,
Goddard, and Godfrey.
- A family called Goddin or Gaudin, descended from Huguenots of La
Rochelle, France, was established in Canada by 1655. Another family of
this name, also known as Châtillon, from Burgundy, was in Montreal
by 1654. A third, from Rouen, Normandy, was in Quebec city by 1656.
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