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Godelief - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Godelief
G-O-D-E-L-I-E-F, is a 8-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Godelief
go de LEEF
Origin of Godelief
The name 'Godelief' has its origins in Dutch and Germanic languages. It is a combination of the elements 'god' and 'lief', which mean 'god' and 'beloved' respectively. When combined, the name 'Godelief' can be interpreted as 'beloved by God' or 'God's beloved'.
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Popularity of Godelief
The name 'Godelief' is relatively uncommon and has not gained widespread popularity. It is considered a rare name in both the Netherlands and Germany, where it originated. Due to its uniqueness, it is often chosen by parents seeking a distinctive name for their child.
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Etymology of Godelief

The name 'Godelief' is derived from the Germanic elements 'god' and 'lief'. 'God' comes from the Old High German word 'got', which means 'God' or 'deity'. 'Lief' is derived from the Old High German word 'liob', which signifies 'dear' or 'beloved'.

Cultural Significance of Godelief

In Dutch and Germanic cultures, names are often chosen with deep meaning and significance. The name 'Godelief' carries connotations of being beloved by God, reflecting the religious and spiritual values of these cultures. It is seen as a name that symbolizes divine love and favor.