Götz or Goetz (German pronunciation: [ɡœts]) is a German name, in origin a hypocorism of Gottfried. It remains in use as a short form of Gottfried, but it has also become a surname.
- Alphonse Goetz, French chess master
- Bernhard Goetz, New York City's "subway vigilante"
- Curt Goetz, Swiss-German writer and actor
- Eric Goetz, world-renowned yacht builder
- Henri Goetz, the French-American Surrealist painter and etcher
- Hermann Goetz, German composer
- John Goetz, baseball player
- Leo Goetz, the 20th-century German painter
- Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Polish biologist
- Meg Goetz, the first woman reading clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Peter Michael Goetz, actor
- Ruth Goetz, American playwright, screenwriter, and translator
- William Goetz, the American film producer
- Arturo Goetz, Argentinian actor
- Götz von Berlichingen (Gottfried von Berlichingen, 1480–1562), Franconian mercenary and poet
- Götz Briefs (Gottfried Anton Briefs, 1889–1974), German Catholic social ethicist, social philosopher, and political economist
- Götz Friedrich (1930–2000), German film and theater director
- Götz George (1938-2016), German actor
- Götz Aly (b. 1947), German journalist and historian
- Götz Alsmann (b. 1957), German musician and entertainer
- Götz Spielmann (b. 1961), Austrian film director
- Götz Otto (b. 1967), German actor
- ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hodges, Flavia (1990). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press. p. 140. ISBN 0-19-211651-7.