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Gender: M Meaning of Jefferson: "son of Jeffrey" Origin of Jefferson: English Jefferson's Popularity in 2016: #621

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. Fictional Jeffersons include Jefferson Bricks in Dickens's 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 Finis Davis, President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III, U.S. Senator; 84th Attorney General
Jefferson Bryan Davis, American actor/comedian
Jefferson Charles Rosemund Jr. aka Chuck Nutt, American rapper
(Lewis) Jefferson Mays, American actor
Jefferson Texas "Tex" Hammond (b. 2007), son of actress Grey DeLisle and musician Murry Hammond
William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the U.S.
Li Jefferson Clayton, daughter of American journalist Laura Ling
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States

Pop Culture References for the name Jefferson

Jefferson Airplane, American rock band
Jefferson D'Arcy, Marcy's husband on TV's "Married...with Children"
Jefferson/The Mad Hatter, character on TV's "Once Upon a Time"
Jefferson "Jake" Briggs, main character in film "She's Having a Baby"
Jefferson "Jax" Jackson aka Firestorm, character on TV's "The Flash" and "Legends of Tomorrow"

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