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Gender: Male Meaning of Geoffrey: "pledge of peace" Origin of Geoffrey: Anglo-Saxon from French

The name Geoffrey is a boy's name of French, Anglo-Saxon origin meaning "pledge of peace". Geoffrey and is often added to lists like Royal Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Tonier Anglophile spelling can't make this dad name fit for modern babies.

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Famous People Named Geoffrey

Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer
Geoffrey Chaucer, medieval English writer, author of "The Canterbury Tales"
Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck, English rock guitarist
Geoffrey Howe, former British Deputy Prime Minister
Geoffrey Arend, American actor
Geoffrey Wigdor, American actor
Geoffrey Joseph "Geoff" Rowley, English pro skateboarder
Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou
Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor
Geoffrey of Monmouth, Welsh cleric
Geoffrey Keating, Irish priest and poet
Geoffrey Palmer, English actor
Geoffrey Lewis, American actor
Geoffrey Zakarian, American TV chef, restaurateur, and author
Geoffrey Charles "Geoff" Hurst, English footballer
Geoffrey Thomas "Geoff" Hangartner, American football player
Geoffrey Isaiah "Geoff" Schwartz, American football player
Geoffrey Scott "Geoff" Cameron, American soccer player
Geoffrey "Geoff" Downes, English musician of The Buggles, Yes and Asia
Geoffrey James "Geoff" Nicholls, English keyboardist of Black Sabbath
Geoffrey Wayne "Geoff" Tate, American lead singer of the band Queensryche
Geoffrey Paul "Geoff" Barrow, English musician of Portishead
Geoffrey William "Geoff" Rickly, English lead singer of Thursday
Geoffrey Brian "Geoff" Hunt, Australian squash player
Geoffrey Lazer "Geoff" Ramsey (born Geoffrey Paul Fink), American comedian of the internet group Rooster Teeth
Ewan Robert Geoffrey O'Dowd, son of Erin Boag & Peter O'Dowd

Pop Culture References for the name Geoffrey

Geoffrey Tennant, main character of TV show "Slings and Arrows"
Geoffrey Shurlock, from movie "Hitchcock"
Geoffrey Clifton, from the movie "The English Patient"
Geoffrey Vickars, character in G. A. Henty's "By England's Aid"
Geoffrey Landgraab, character in "The Sims" (3,4) video/computer games
Geoffrey "Geoff" Bingham, character in the book "After the Hole" and it's film adaptation "The Hole"
Geoffrey the Giraffe, Toys R Us mascot

Geoff, Joffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffry, Jeff

Geoffrey's International Variations

Siothrán, Siofrai, Séafra (Irish Gaelic) Geoffroi (French) Jaffrez (Breton) Sieffre (Welsh) Godofredo (Portuguese) Goffredo (Italian)


TechnoKitten Says:


I like it,but it kinda sounds dated.

SABRINA628 Says:


My SO's name is spelled like this. I think it's very fitting to him. However, people tend to spell it with a J and read it off incorrectly, pronouncing it with a "Jof" in the beginning. It's not a common spelling within our age group and considered more of a "Dad" name like Kenneth and Scott.

Daphodil Says:


Prince Royce's real first name is Geoffrey :)

Foremerlyimnotputtingmynameonl Says:


I love this name!!!