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pinWhat does Jeff mean?

Jeff /jeff/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Old German origin. Short form of Jefferson and Jeffrey. Used as an independent name in the 20th century. Actors Jeff Daniels, Jeff Goldblum, Jeff Bridges.

Related boy names: Geoff and Geoffrey.


Jeff has 27 related forms via Jefferson, Jeffrey: Geoff, Geoffrey, Geoffroi, Geoffroy, Geoffry, Geofrey, Geofry, Godfrey, Godfry, Gottfried, Jefery, Jefferey, Jefferies, Jeffers, Jefferson, Jeffersson, Jeffery, Jeffey, Jeffie, Jeffree, Jeffries, Jeffry, Jeffy, Jefry, Jeoffroi, Joffre and Joffrey.

Kreatif forms: Jeffje, Jeffjo, Jejeff. [more]

pinHow 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)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jeff for boys. Jeff reached its apex position of #55 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent alternative forms of Jeff rated in the Top 1000 are Geoffrey, Godfrey, Jefferey, Jefferson (#609 last year), Jeffery (#665), Jeffrey (#266) and Jeffry. Variants like Geoffroy are seldom used. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.6081%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1825%, 70% less), with forms such as Godfrey, Jefferey, Jefferson, Jeffery and Jeffry becoming somewhat outmoded. Jeffrey (#266) is the most fashionable name for newborns among these. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Jeff and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeffery, Jeffrey, Jeffry in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Jeff is alike in pronunciation to Geof. Another recommended similar baby name is Jeb. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeff.