This name derives from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) name “Godric”, composed of two elements: “god / gôd” (god) plus “rīċe” (powerful, mighty, great, high-ranking, rich, wealthy, strong one). In turn the name means “the power of the Lord, the one who is enlightened by God”. 1) Saint Godric of Finchale (~1065–1170) was an English hermit, merchant and popular medieval saint, although he was never formally canonized. He was born in Walpole in Norfolk and died in Finchale in County Durham, England. 2) Godric († ~1066) was the Anglo Saxon sheriff of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire in the 11th century prior to the Norman Conquest.