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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JEHF-ree
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Meaning & History

Medieval variant of GEOFFREY. In America, Jeffrey has been more common than Geoffrey, though this is not true in Britain.
DiminutivesGeoff, Jeff, Jep
Other Languages & CulturesGaufrid, Gisilfrid, Godafrid, Walahfrid(Ancient Germanic) Guðfriðr(Ancient Scandinavian) Jofre(Catalan) Godfried(Dutch) Geoffroy, Godefroy, Geoffrey, Joffrey(French) Gottfried(German) Gofraidh, Séafra, Siothrún(Irish) Goffredo, Fredo(Italian) Geoffroi(Medieval French) Gjord, Gjurd(Medieval Scandinavian) Godtfred, Gjurd(Norwegian) Godofredo(Portuguese) Goraidh(Scottish) Godofredo(Spanish) Gottfrid, Gjord(Swedish) Sieffre(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsJeffers, Jefferson, Jeffery, Jeffries(English)

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