Meaning and name origin
Jefferson \j(e)-ffer-son, jeff(e)-rson\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Jefferson is "son of Jeffrey". Surname. Jefferson Davis, born in 1808, was president of the Confederancy.
For more information, see also the related boy name Jeffrey.
Jefferson is a somewhat popular first name for males (#662 out of 1220, Top 54%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#460 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jefferson for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jefferson and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeffrey (#266), Jefferson (#609) and Jeff. (2014 statistics).
Jefferson is also pronounced similarly to Jepherson. This name tends to be less commonly used than Jefferson.