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What does Jefferson mean?

Jefferson Pronunciation of Jefferson as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Jefferson is "son of Jeffrey". Surname. Jefferson Davis, born in 1808, was president of the Confederancy. Also form of Jeffrey.


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VARIANTS Jeff, Jeffers, Jeffersson, Jeffey, Jeffie



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How popular is Jefferson?

Jefferson is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#662 out of 1220, Top 54%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#594 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Jefferson reached its highest rank of #288 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #680 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jefferson name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Jefferson (#680 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) listed in the Top 2000 are Jeff, Jeffie and Jeffrey (#331). These forms of Jefferson were favored by parents 6 decades ago (AVERAGE #654) and have become much less conventional since (#1252, DOWN 96%), with versions like Jeffrey becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jefferson, Jeff, Jeffie, Jeffrey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jefferson is pronounced similarly to Jepherson. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anderson, Bergeron, Emerson, Gerson, Henderson, Jameson, Jamieson, Jefery, Jefferey, Jefferies, Jeffery, Jefford, Jeffree, Jeffrie, Jeffries, Jeffry, Jenson, Jensson, Jeoffroi, Jeoffroy, Jephers, Jeron, Jerron, Joffroy, Leeron, Oeberon, Paterson, Patterson, Pearson, Person, Peterson, Pierson, Saffron and Sanderson. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jefferson.

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