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Geoffrey

[jef-ree] /ˈdʒɛf ri/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Germanic, meaning “divine peace.”.
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  • Mona had come this time to tell her of her engagement to Geoffrey Carter.

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

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Had Geoffrey been on his, narrow as the lane was, we might have passed without injury.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • That, Geoffrey has never touched; over that he has no claim.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Geoffrey's lips opened as if he were about to speak, but he closed them again.

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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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