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Meaning and Name Origin

Jeffrey \j(e)-ff-rey\ 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.


Variations

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.

Jeffrey has 8 more related forms via Geoffrey, Jeffery: Geffrey, Geoffery, Jeffrie, Jeoffrol, Jephers, Jepherson, Jephrey and Jephry.


Popularity

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 (#3006 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jeffrey for boys. Jeffrey entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #10 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #266 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeffrey name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jeffrey and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Jeffrey (#266 in 2014) are Jefferson (#609 in 2014), Jeffery (#665), Jeffry, Jefferey, Godfrey, Jeff and Geoffrey. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now significantly less widespread, with versions like Jeffery, Jefferson, Jeffry, Jefferey and Godfrey falling out of fashion. Jeffrey (#266) is the most chic name for newborns here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geoffrey, Godfrey, Jeff, Jefferey, Jefferson, Jeffery, Jeffrey, Jeffry in U.S.

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


Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Jeffey. This name tends to be less frequently used than Jeffrey.

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