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Geoffrey

What does Geoffrey mean?

Geoffrey Pronunciation of Geoffrey [ge-of-frey] as a boys' name is pronounced JEF-ree. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Geoffrey is "peace". Variant of Jeffrey or Godfrey, with the ending frith meaning "peace". Other possible derivations are from Germanic gawia "territory", walah "stranger" or gisil "pledge". Performer Geoffrey Holder; medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer; fashion designer Geoffrey Beene.

Associated with: peace, medieval.

Variations

Geoffrey has 28 variants: Geffrey, Geof, Geoff, Geoffery, Geoffroi, Geoffroy, Geoffry, Geofrey, Goiridh, Jefery, Jeff, Jefferey, Jefferies, Jeffery, Jeffree, Jeffrey, Jeffrie, Jeffries, Jeffry, Jefry, Jeoffrey, Jeoffroy, Jephers, Jepherson, Jephrey, Jephry, Joffrey and Joffroy.

Related boy name: Galfrid.

6 more alternative forms via Godfrey, Jeffrey: Geofry, Godfrey, Godfry, Goffredo, Jeoffroi and Joffre.

Creative forms:
(male) Geroffrey, Gifrey, ..

(female) Geofina, Geofra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Geoffrey Alijah (G.A.), ..

How popular is Geoffrey?

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. Demographics)

Geoffrey entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #193 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #1867. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geoffrey name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Geoff, Geoffery, Godfrey, Jeff, Jefferey, Jeffery (#776 from current records), Jeffrey (#290), Jeffrie, Jeffry and Joffre are the popular variation forms of Geoffrey (#1867 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Geoffrey was at its most widespread 55 years ago (median #854) and is now much reduced (#1721, 96.4%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geoffrey, Geoff, Geoffery, Godfrey, Jeff in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jefferey, Jeffery, Jeffrey, Jeffrie, Jeffry, Joffre in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alfrey, Amorey, Corey, Correy, Courey, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Destrey, Duffey, Garey, Garrey, Gearey, Geary, Gefen, Geffen, Gentry, Georas, Geordi, Geordie, Georg, George, Georges, Georgi, Georgie, Georgiy (see George), Georgy, Geovanney (see Giovanni), Geovanny, Geovany, Gere, Gerek, Gerred, Gerrey, Gerry, Gery, Godefroy, Godfried, Gordy, Gore, Goren, Gorren, Grey, Griffen, Gryffen, Guthrey, Gyorgy, Humfrey, Jeffey, Jerrey (see Jerry), Jophrey, Jorey, Kerrey, Korey, Korrey (see Kory), Mercurey, Morey, Morrey, Rorey, Terrey, Torey and Torrey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Geoffrey.

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