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Gender: M Meaning of Jefferson: "son of Jeffrey" Origin of Jefferson: English Jefferson's Popularity in 2013: #609

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The name of the third U.S. President sounds, like Harrison and Jackson, more modern and stylish now than its root name. Used as a first name long before our surname-crazed era, Jefferson was most famously connected to the President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis--and is the middle name of another Prez, William Clinton. Martin Chuzzlewit and Jefferson Almond in Henry James' Washington Square, the title character in the Frank Capra classic film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," plus others--for better and for worse-- in "Married With Children," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Kit Kittridge: An American Girl."

Admittedly, nickname Jeff does sound a bit dated.

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Famous People Named Jefferson

Jefferson Bryan Davis - American actor/comedian
Thomas Jefferson-3rd president of the United Stares
Jefferson Charles Rosemund Jr, American rapper
(Lewis) Jefferson Mays, American actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Jefferson

Jefferson Airplane, band
Jefferson D'Arcy, Marcy's husband on Married with Children
Jefferson/The Mad Hatter on the tv series Once Upon a Time
Jefferson "Jake" Briggs, main character in "She's Having a Baby"

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