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Meaning and name origin

Geoffrey \ge(o)-ff-rey\ as a boy's name is pronounced JEF-ree. Variant of Jeffrey (Old German), probably meaning "peace". Geof (jef) is an English short form. Performer Geoffrey Holder; medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer; fashion designer Geoffrey Beene.


Geoffrey has 22 variant forms: Geffrey, Geoff, Geoffery, Geoffroy, Geoffry, Geofrey, Jefery, Jeff, Jefferey, Jefferies, Jeffery, Jeffree, Jeffrey, Jeffry, Jeffrie, Jeffries, Jefry, Jeoffrol, Jephers, Jepherson, Jephrey and Jephry.

For more information, see also the related boy name Galfrid.


Geoffrey is a very popular first name for males (#368 out of 1220, Top 30%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#84684 out of 88799, Top 95%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Geoffrey for boys. Geoffrey reached its highest rank of #210 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geoffrey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Geoffrey outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Geoffrey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeffrey (#266), Jeffery (#665), Jeffry, Jefferey, Jeff and Geoffrey. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geoffrey, Jeff, Jefferey, Jeffery, Jeffrey, Jeffry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Geoffrey, Jeffery, Jeffrey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Geoffrey is also pronounced similarly to Geoffroi, Geofry and Joffrey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Geoffrey.