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Meaning and name origin

Jeffrey \j(e)-ff-rey\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: 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 is a very popular first name for males (#30 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3006 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jeffrey for boys. Jeffrey reached its highest rank of #10 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jeffrey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeffrey (#266), Jefferson (#609), Jeffery (#665), Jeffry, Jefferey, Godfrey, Geoffrey and Jeff. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jeffrey, Jeffery, Geoffrey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jeffrey is also pronounced similarly to Jeffrie and Jephrey. Other suggested similar baby names are Geffrey and Jeffey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jeffrey.