, originating from Gottfried
) is a name of many notable people.
"Götz" is a diminutive form, or pet name, of God or Gottfried vgl. Gotfrid. The word comes from 15th Century Middle High German as a diminutive form of what translates into English as a lesser god or Idol.
Deutsches Namenlexikon, Hans Bahlow, 1988
- Bernhard Goetz, New York City's "subway vigilante"
- Curt Goetz, Swiss-German writer and actor
- Eric Goetz, world renowned yacht builder
- Hermann Goetz, German composer
- Leo Goetz, the 20th-century German painter
- Marie Josephine Goetz, French nun
- Meg Goetz, the first woman reading clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Peter Goetz, German Teacher
- Walter Goetz, German historian
- William Goetz, the American film producer
- Götz von Berlichingen
- Götz Alsmann, German musician and entertainer
- Götz Aly, German journalist and historian
- Götz Briefs, German Catholic social ethicist, social philosopher, and political economist
- Götz Fritsch, German theater and radio play director
- Götz Friedrich, German film and theater director
- Götz George, German actor
- Götz Otto, German actor
- Götz Spielmann, Austrian film director