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Proper noun 
- ~1611 William Rowley, A New Wonder, A Woman Never Vexed, Old English Plays, edited by C.W.Dilke 1815, Act III
- - - - my godfather by his bounty ( being an old soldier, and having serv'd in the wars as far as Bulloigne, therefore ) call'd my name Godfrey, a title of large renown; my wealth and wit has added to those, the paraphrase of knighthood; so that my name in the full longitude is called Sir Godfrey Speedwell, a name of good experience.
male given name