Spelling variation of Geoffrey
"pledge of peace"

Jeffrey Origin and Meaning

The name Jeffrey is a boy's name of German, English origin meaning "pledge of peace".

The mostly Americanized version of Geoffrey was a trendy mid-century hit, with nickname Jeff the epitome of cool. Jeffrey entered the pop list in 1934 and was a Top 20 name from the mid-fifties to 1978.

There are lots of Jeffrey/Jeff namesakes to reference--Actors Jeff Bridges and Jeff Daniels, writers Jeffrey Archer and Jeffrey Eugenides and race car driver Jeff Gordon.

# 485 in the US

Jeffrey Rank in US Top 1000

# 821 on Nameberry

Jeffrey Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Jeffrey Popularity

Famous People Named Jeffrey

  • Jeffrey Michael "Jeff" GordonAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" BuckleyAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Jeffrey JonesAmerican actor
  • Jeffrey Steininger "Jeffree Star" American model, makeup artist and musician
  • Jeffrey ArcherEnglish MP and novelist
  • Jeffrey TamborAmerican actor
  • Jeffrey CombsAmerican actor
  • Jeffrey Dean MorganAmerican actor
  • Jeffrey EugenidesAmerican novelist
  • Jeffrey Nero HardyAmerican pro wrestler
  • Jeffrey Leonard "Jeff" JarrettAmerican pro wrestler
  • Jeffrey DeMunnAmerican actor
  • Jeffrey SteeleAmerican country music singer
  • Jeffrey KatzenbergAmerican founder of DreamWorks Animation
  • Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" BridgesAmerican actor
  • Jeffrey Lionel DahmerAmerican serial killer
  • Jeffrey JohnsonJr. aka Roscoe Dash, American rapper
  • Jeffrey WrightAmerican actor
  • Jeffrey HunterAmerican actor
  • Jeffrey OsborneAmerican musician of R&B group L.T.D.
  • Jeffrey Michael Jordanson of basketballer Michael Jordan
  • Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" BezosAmerican founder and CEO of
  • Carlon JeffreyAmerican actor; twin sister Carla Jeffrey
  • Jeffrey Hymanbirth name of American punk rock singer Joey Ramone
  • Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff" GoldblumAmerican actor
  • Jeffrey GartenDean Emeritus at the Yale School of Management, teaching courses on the global economy, and member of several corporate and philanthropic boards; husband of Food Network star Ina Garten
  • Jeffrey Adam "Duff" Goldmanpastry chef and TV host; executive chef of Baltimore,based Charm City Cakes, featured in Food Network's "Ace of Cakes"

Jeffrey in Pop Culture

  • Jeffrey Sinclaircharacter in the Babylon 5 TV series
  • Jeffrey "Jeff" Wingercharacter from TV series "Community"
  • Jeffrey Frank Spendercharacter from the TV series "The X,Files"
  • Jeffrey Tiftoncharacter in Jeanne Birdsall's "The Penderwicks" books
  • Jeffrey Weitzmancharacter in movie "The Dream Team"
  • Jeffrey Alpercharacter in "After Ever After" by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Jeffrey Campbellfanfiction character from the prequel to "The Outsiders"
  • Jeffrey PierceStarfleet ensign on the Enterprise NX,O1 in 2154 on the
  • Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Borderland"
  • Jeffreyfictional drug mentioned in the 2010 Comedy Film "Get Him to the Greek" the expression in the film was
  • "When the world slips you a Jeffreystroke the furry wall"
  • Jeffrey Dexter "Jeff" Boomhauer IIIone of the main characters on the animated Fox Network TV series King of the Hill, voiced by Mike Judge
  • Jeffrey Goinesone of the main characters in the 1995 science fiction film 12 Monkeys, played by Brad Pitt
  • Jeffrey Michenera character in the TV series The Last Ship, played by Mark Moses
  • Jeffrey "Hater" Lewischaracter in the 2008 film "What Happens in Vegas"
  • Jefferey Woodsfull name of Creepypasta Jeff the Killer
  • Jeffrey "Jeff" Diffordaka Pastor Jeff, character on the CBS TV series "Young Sheldon" usually just referred to as Pastor Jeff