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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.

Jeffrey has 7 more related forms via Geoffrey, Jeffery: Geffrey, Jeffrie, Jeoffrey, Jeoffroy, Jephrey, Jephry and Joffroy.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jafrey, Jofrey, ..

(female) Jefje, Jefsie, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Jeffrey for boys. Jeffrey reached its highest position of #10 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #266 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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 statistics of the boy name Jeffrey and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Jeffrey (#266 in 2014) rated in the Top 2000 are Jefferson (#609 in 2014), Jeffery (#665), Jeff (#1598), Geoffrey (#1622), Jeffry, Joffre, Jeffrie, Godfrey, Jefferey and Geoff. Other variants, like Geffrey, are seldom used. These relations of Jeffrey were favored as baby names 54 years ago (usage of 2.4%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.1%, 94.8%), with versions like Jeffry falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeffrey, Geoff, Geoffrey, Godfrey, Jeff in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

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.