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What does Jeffrey mean?

Jeffrey Pronunciation of Jeffrey 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH peace, medieval


VARIANTS Geoff, Geoffrey, Geoffroi, Geoffroy, Geoffry, Geofrey, Geofry, Godfrey, Godfry, Gottfried, Jefery, Jeff, Jefferey, Jefferies, Jefferson, Jeffery, Jeffree, Jeffries, Jeffry, Jeffy, Jefry, Jeoffroi, Joffre, Joffrey

RELATED FORMS VIA GEOFFREY, JEFFERY Geffrey, Jeffrie, Jeoffrey, Jeoffroy, Jephrey, Jephry, Joffroy



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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)

Jeffrey reached its highest position of #10 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #331 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Jeffrey (#331 IN 2018) rated in the Top 2000 are Jefferson (#680), Jeffery (#854), Geoff, Geoffrey, Godfrey, Jeff, Jefferey, Jeffrie, Jeffry and Joffre. Other variants, like Geffrey, are seldom used. These relations of Jeffrey were favored as baby names 58 years ago (USAGE OF 2.4%) and are now significantly less conventional (USAGE 0.1%, 96.2%), 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 Jeffrie, Jeoffrey, Jeoffroy, Jephrey, Jephry, Joffroy and Jophrey. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alfrey, Destrey, Duffey, Gearey, Geffrey, 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.