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What does Jefferson mean?

Jefferson Pronunciation of Jefferson [jef-fer-son] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: old english, surname.

Variations

Jefferson has 5 variants: Jeff, Jeffers, Jeffersson, Jeffey and Jeffie.

Affiliated boy name: Jeffrey.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jeffersus, Jeffervan, ..

(female) Jefferan, Jefferjoan, ..

How popular is Jefferson?

Jefferson is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#662 out of 1220, Top 54%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#594 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the birth name history of Jefferson for boys. Jefferson reached its highest rank of #288 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #670 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jefferson name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the history of Jefferson and associated names. Popular variation forms of Jefferson (#670 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000 are Jeff, Jeffie and Jeffrey (#290 the previous year). These forms of Jefferson were favored by parents 6 decades ago (average #654) and have become much less conventional since (#1240, down 95%), with versions like Jeffrey becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jefferson, Jeff, Jeffie, Jeffrey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jefferson is pronounced similarly to Jepherson. Other recommended names are Anderson, Bergeron, Emerson, Gerson, Henderson, Jameson, Jamieson, Jefery, Jefferey, Jefferies, Jeffery, Jefford, Jeffree, Jeffrie, Jeffries, Jeffry, Jenson, Jensson, Jeoffroi, Jeoffroy, Jephers, Jeron, Jerron, Joffroy, Leeron, Oeberon, Paterson, Patterson, Pearson, Person, Peterson, Pierson, Saffron and Sanderson. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jefferson.

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