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Meaning and name origin

Jeff \j(e)-ff\ as a boy's name. Short form of Jefferson and Jeffrey. Used as an independent name in the 20th century. Actors Jeff Daniels, Jeff Goldblum, Jeff Bridges.

For more information, see also the related boy name Geoffrey.


Popularity

Jeff is a very popular first name for males (#120 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22179 out of 88799, Top 25%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jeff for boys. Jeff reached its highest rank of #55 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jeff and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeffrey (#266), Jefferson (#609), Jeff and Geoffrey. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geoffrey, Jeff, Jefferson, Jeffrey in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Jeff is also pronounced similarly to Geoff. Other suggested similar baby names are Jeb, Jeffey, Jeffie and Jeffy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jeff.

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