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Origin of the name GODGIFU.
Etymology of the name GODGIFU.
Meaning of the baby name GODGIFU.

  

GODGIFU.  Anglo-Saxon name meaning "God's gift," from Old English god "god" and gifu "gift." 

"The woman of a thousand summers back,
Godiva, wife to that grim Earl who ruled
At Coventry,"

really existed, and was probably Godgifu, the gift of God, like Dorothea, as ive or eva was the Norman rendering of gifu.  Her namesakes are in multitudes in Domesday... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).

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