Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. GUWD-frehnd
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Contributor Contrib.EncyclopediaBrown on 9/25/2019
Nickname for a reliable friend or neighbor, from Middle English gode meaning "good", and frend meaning "friend". It is an English translation and cognate of German Gutfreund, from Middle High German guot meaning "good" and vriunt meaning "friend".