how common was the boys name 'godric' in england during the middle ages?

i like this good name, is it Anglo Saxon or Norman in origin and how common was it during the middle ages?

Updated 5 days ago:

Anonymous - very interesting thankYou.

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  • Anonymous
    5 days ago
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    Not very common, it's one of those names that fell out of fashion after the Norman Conquest but stuck around for a while until it faded away.

    You can tell just by looking at it that it's a Germanic name, so Anglo-Saxon, which should please you greatly.  It mean's "God's Ruler," as in the ruler belongs to God, not that the ruler is in charge of God.  

    This is the most famous Godric:

    He had quite a life!

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