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What does Jeffery mean?

Jeffery Pronunciation of Jeffery [jef-fery] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Jeffery means "peace". Jeffery is an alternate form of Geoffrey (Old German): transcription of Jeffrey.

Associated with: peace.


Jeffery has 12 variants: Jefferey, Jeffree, Jeffrie, Jeffry, Jefry, Jeoffrey, Jeoffroi, Jeoffroy, Jephrey, Jephry, Joffrey and Joffroy.

11 more related forms via Geoffrey, Jeffrey: Geffrey, Geoffery, Geoffry, Geofry, Jefery, Jeff, Jefferies, Jefferson, Jeffy, Jephers and Joffre.

Creative forms:
(male) Jefor, Jofery, ..

(female) Jeffene, Jefjer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jeffery Khai (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jeffery?

Jeffery is a very popular first name for males (#118 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3611 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jeffery entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #46 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #776 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Jeffrey (#290 last year), Jefferson (#670), Geoffrey (#1867), Jeffry, Joffre, Jeffrie, Jefferey, Jeff and Geoffery are the prominent alternative forms of Jeffery (#776 last year). Adoption of these forms of Jeffery was at its apex 6 decades ago (adoption of 2.39%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.11%, 95.6% less), with versions like Jeffery becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeffery, Geoffery, Geoffrey, Jeff, Jefferey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jefferson, Jeffrey, Jeffrie, Jeffry, Joffre in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Jaffar, Jeffers, Jeffey, Jeffie, Jefford, Jeremy, Jerker (see Eric), Jerrey (see Jerry), Jerry, Jervey, Jesper, Jessey and Newbery. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeffery.

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