What does Jeffrey mean?
Jeffrey [jef-frey] as a boys' name is pronounced JEF-ree. It is of Old German origin. Probably refers to "peace". Variant of Geoffrey. The three-syllable alternate spelling Jeffery (JEFF-er-ree) has been used since medieval times. Race-car driver Jeff Gordon.
Jeffrey▼ has 24 variants: Geoff, Geoffrey▼, Geoffroi, Geoffroy, Geoffry, Geofrey, Geofry, Godfrey, Godfry, Gottfried, Jefery, Jeff▼, Jefferey, Jefferies, Jefferson, Jeffery▼, Jeffree, Jeffries, Jeffry▼, Jeffy, Jefry, Jeoffroi, Joffre and Joffrey.Creative forms:
(male) Jafrey, Jofrey, ..
(female) Jefjer, Jefne, .. Middle name pairings:
Jeffrey Canyon (J.C.), ..
How popular is Jeffrey?
Jeffrey is a very prominent first name for males (#30 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3043 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Jeffrey reached its highest position of #10 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #290 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Jeffrey (#290 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000 are Jefferson (#670 in 2015), Jeffery (#776), Geoffrey (#1867), Jeffrie, Joffre, Jeffry, Godfrey, Jefferey, Geoff and Jeff. Other variants, like Geffrey, are seldom used. These relations of Jeffrey were favored as baby names 55 years ago (usage of 2.4%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.1%, ▼95.6%), with versions like Jeff falling out of fashion.
Jeffrey▼ is pronounced similarly to Jophrey. Other recommended names are Alfrey, Destrey, Duffey, Gearey, Gerrey, Humfrey, Jedrek, Jeffers, Jeffey, Jeffie, Jefford, Jeramey, Jere, Jered, Jerek, Jerel, Jeremy▼, Jeren, Jerre, Jerred, Jerrel, Jerren, Jerrey (see Jerry), Jerry▼, Jervey, Jerzy, Jessey, Jorey, Kerrey and Terrey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeffrey.