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).
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).