Gender: Male Meaning of Jeffrey: "pledge of peace" Origin of Jeffrey: Spelling variation of Geoffrey Jeffrey's Popularity in 2019: #364

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.

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Rank in US: #364

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Pop Culture References for the name Jeffrey

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Jeffrey's International Variations

Sheary, Sheron (Irish) Gotfryd (Polish) Giotto, Geofredo (Italian) Godofredo, Gofredo, Fredo (Spanish) Frici, Gottfrid (Hungarian) Joffrey (Scottish) Jaffrez (Breton) Geoffroy, Geoffroi, Geoffrey, Jeoffroi, (French)


NetaMarie Says:


I prefer the Geoffrey spelling, but recently, for my kid's novel, Dalton's Last Stand, I tried out a new variation - Jeoffrey, and loved it.

ambercat Says:


It probably has to do with Jeffreys that I have known but Jeffrey sounds like the name of the guy who silently breaks wind in a crowded elevator and acts like it wasn't him, then laughs about it for days.

kitchi1 Says:


I used to really dislike this name, but it's growing on me. Especially "Jeff". I can see a punk being named Jeff. Joey Ramone, anyone?