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What does Geoffrey mean?

Geoffrey \ge(o)-ff-rey\ as a boys' name is pronounced JEF-ree. It is of Old German origin. Variant of Jeffrey, probably meaning "peace". The name may also be a variant of Godfrey. Other possible derivations are from Germanic gawia "territory", walah "stranger" or gisil "pledge". Performer Geoffrey Holder; medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer; fashion designer Geoffrey Beene.


Variations

Geoffrey has 23 variants: Geffrey, Geof, Geoff, Geoffery, Geoffroy, Geoffry, Geofrey, Jefery, Jeff, Jefferey, Jefferies, Jeffery, Jeffree, Jeffrey, Jeffrie, Jeffries, Jeffry, Jefry, Jeoffrol, Jephers, Jepherson, Jephrey and Jephry.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Galfrid.

Geoffrey has 15 more alternative forms via Godfrey, Jeffrey: Geoffroi, Geofry, Giotto, Godefroi, Godfrey, Godfry, Godofredo, Goffredo, Gottfrid, Gottfried, Jefferson, Jeffy, Jeoffroi, Joffre and Joffrey.


Popularity

Geoffrey is a very prominent first name for men (#368 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#58257 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Geoffrey for boys. Geoffrey entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #210 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Godfrey, Jeff, Jefferey, Jefferson (#609 the previous year), Jeffery (#665), Jeffrey (#266) and Jeffry are the popular variation forms of Geoffrey listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.6081%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1825%, down 70%), with versions like Godfrey, Jefferey, Jefferson, Jeffery and Jeffry becoming somewhat dated. Jeffrey (#266) is the most trendy name for newborns among these. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Geoffrey and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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