What does Geoffrey mean?
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.
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.more]
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)
Charted below is the birth name statistics 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 U.S. SSA Records)
Godfrey, Jeff, Jefferey, Jeffery (#665 from current records), Jeffrey (#266) and Jeffry are the popular variation forms of Geoffrey listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Geoffrey was at its most widespread 54 years ago (median #369) and is now much reduced (#847, ▼75.8%). Jeffrey is the steady favorite, while forms like Godfrey, Jeff, Jefferey, Jeffery and Jeffry are now somewhat dated.
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Suggested similar baby names are Alfrey, Amorey, Corey▲, Correy, Courey, Cowrey, Destrey, Duffey, Garey, Garrey, Gearey, Geary, Gefen, Geffen, Gentry, Georas, Geordi, Geordie, Georg, George, Georges, Georgi, Georgie, Georgiy, Georgy, Geovanney, Geovanny, Geovany, Gere, Gerek, Gerred, Gerrey, Gerry▼, Gery, Godefroy, Godfried, Gordy, Gore, Goren, Gorren, Grey, Griffen, Gryffen, Guthrey, Gyorgy, Humfrey, Jeffey, Jerrey, Jophrey, Jorey, Kerrey, Korey▼, Korrey, Mercurey, Morey, Morrey, Rorey, Terrey, Torey and Torrey▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Geoffrey.