What does Jefferson mean?
Jefferson /jef-fer-son/ [3 sylls.] 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.
Affiliated boy name: Jeffrey.Kreatif forms: Jaferson, Jerferson, Juferson. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jefferson for boys. Jefferson reached its highest rank of #288 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #609 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Jefferson and associated names. Popular variation forms of Jefferson (#609 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Jeff and Jeffrey (#266 the previous year). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.7953%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.375%, down 52.8%), with the versions Jeff and Jefferson becoming less fashionable. Jeffrey (#266) is the most chic baby name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Jefferson▼ is pronounced similarly to Jepherson. This name tends to be less frequently used than Jefferson.