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Geoffrey

[jef-ree] /ˈdʒɛf ri/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Germanic, meaning “divine peace.”.
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  • Uncle Geoffrey was on the door-step as I drove up, and we entered the house together.

    Esther Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • One was the voice of Geoffrey Brotherton—a man you told me you hated.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • In the mean while Hester Dethridge opened Geoffrey's bedroom door and went in.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • Geoffrey, I understand, has indulged in a bungalow three sizes too large for him.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • But Geoffrey was not a mediocrity, he was an exceedingly able and powerful man, and this fact the House quickly recognised.

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
Word Origin and History for Geoffrey

masc. personal name, attested in England by late 11c., from Old French Geuffroi, from Medieval Latin Gaufridus, from Old High German gewi "district" (German Gau) + fridu "peace" (see free).

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