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What does Jeffrey mean?

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.


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 9 more related forms via Geoffrey, Jeffery: Geffrey, Geof, Geoffery, Jeffrie, Jeoffrol, Jephers, Jepherson, Jephrey and Jephry.


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)

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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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) rated in the Top 1000 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 (usage of 0.6081%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1825%, down 70%), with versions like Jeffery, Jefferson, Geoffrey, Jeff and Jefferey falling out of fashion. Jeffrey (#266) is the most chic name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.