Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Godsven m. Old High German, Old Dutch got, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old English god 'god, deity' + Old Icelandic sveinn 'boy, servant', Old English swān 'herdsman, swineherd, peasant'.

England
Latin
1222 Godsweini (gen) StPaulDom p. 4
Latvia
Latin
1289 Gotsuino (dat) RigSB 566, Gotzvino (dat) ibid. 560
Poland
Latin
1232 Godsuinus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XVII
Sweden
Latin
1350 Godzsueno (abl) SDHK no. 6055
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Godsven". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Godsven.