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).
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).