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Gender Male
Language(s) Old Irish, Middle Irish/Middle Gaelic
Language(s) Old Norse
Derivation Guðrøðr, Guðfriðr
Other names
Variant form(s) Gofraidh, Goraidh
Cognate(s) Godred
Anglicisation(s) Godfrey, Geoffrey

Gofraid is a masculine given name in the Old Irish, and Middle Irish/Middle Gaelic languages.

Gofraid corresponds to the Old Norse Guðfriðr,[1] and Guðrøðr.[2] Gofraid can be Anglicised as Godfrey[3] or Geoffrey.[4] Goraidh is an equivalent in the Scottish Gaelic language.

List of people bearing the name[edit]

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  1. ^ Byrne, Francis John (2008), "Ireland before the battle of Clontarf", in Ó Cróinín, D, Prehistoric and Early Ireland, A New History of Ireland 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 632, ISBN 978-0-19-821737-4 
  2. ^ Downham, Clare (2007), Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland: The Dynasty of Ívarr to A.D. 1014, Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, p. 3, ISBN 978-1-903765-89-0 
  3. ^ Sellar, W. D. H. (2000), "Hebridean Sea Kings: The Successors of Somerled, 1164-1316", in Cowan, Edward J.; McDonald, R. Andrew, Alba: Celtic Scotland in the Middle Ages, East Linton: Tuckwell Press, p. 187, ISBN 1-86232-151-5 
  4. ^ Mark, Colin (2006), The Gaelic-English Dictionary, London: Routledge, p. 715, ISBN 0-203-22259-8