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What does Geoffrey mean?

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.

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

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

(female) Geofina, Geofra, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Geoffrey for boys. 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 #1622. (2014 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.

Geoff, Geoffery, Godfrey, Jeff (#1598 from current records), Jefferey, Jeffery (#665), Jeffrey (#266), Jeffrie, Jeffry and Joffre are the popular variation forms of Geoffrey (#1622 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Geoffrey was at its most widespread 54 years ago (median #854) and is now much reduced (#1650, 95.7%).

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

NAMES LIKE GEOFFREY

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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