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.

Related Names

DiminutivesGeoff, Jeff, Jep
Other Languages & CulturesGaufrid, Gisilfrid, Godafrid, Walahfrid(Ancient Germanic) 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(Norwegian) Guðfriðr, Guðrøðr(Old Norse) Godofredo(Portuguese) Goraidh(Scottish Gaelic) Godofredo(Spanish) Gottfrid(Swedish) Sieffre(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsJeffers, Jefferson, Jeffery, Jeffries(English)

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Entry updated February 28, 2019