What does Jeff mean?
Associated with: 20th century (modern).
(male) Jaff, Joaff, ..
(female) Jede, Jeffi, .. Middle name pairings:
Jeff Arham (J.A.), ..
How popular is Jeff?
Jeff is a very prominent first name for men (#120 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#23739 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Jeff reached its apex position of #54 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Jeff rated in the Top 2000 are Geoff, Geoffrey (#1867 from recent data), Jefferson (#670), Jeffery (#776), Jeffie, Jeffrey (#290), Jeffry and Joffre. Other variants, like Jeffy, are seldom used. These relations of Jeff were popular with parents 55 years ago (usage of 2.4%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.1%, 95.6% less), with forms such as Geoffrey becoming less stylish.
Jeff▼ is alike in pronunciation to Geof. Other recommended names are Biff, Duff, Je-, Jean▼, Jeb, Jed, Jedd, Jeh, Jehu, Jem, Jeno, Jens, Jere, Jerk, Jess▼, Jet, Jeth, Jett▲ and Raff. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeff.