This name has a lot of crappy associations. Yikes.
No one has mentioned Jeffrey Winger of possibly the greatest American sitcom ever, Community, and I personally view that as a crime. He's portrayed by Joel McHale.
Jeffrey Masters, a character in the video game Ace Attorney Investigations 2. He is a famous pastry chef.
Jeffery "Jeff" Bezos is the founder of Amazon.
Literally it's Jeffrey Bezos, not Jeffery Bezos. Also, he's literally the worst content creator in the world, F him. Go get a life and start spelling names right.
I love the name Jeffrey so much! But I think that it has some problems. It should be a girl name only and it should be spelled Jevvree.
This name is SO nerdy.
Jeffrey Dahmer-Sick Bastard Serial KillerJeffrey Epstein-Sick Pedo RapistJeffrey Toobin TooSo yer, it has a kinda dodgy history.
I don’t like it, it literally sounds like a Karen.
I personally love the name cause that is my full birth name that was given to me by my parents, especially, by my beloved mother who passed away over eight years ago. It was extremely popular back in 1961 when I was born.
Jeffrey Combs is a famous person.
I don't really like this name. It also makes me think of Jeffrey Dahmer and Jeffree Star. And the "my name is Jeff" memes.
This looks like a misspelling.
One of the unluckiest names ever.
Sounds a bit wimpy and makes me think of a little kid.
I don't like it, it is very bad. It’s definitely German in origin and an infamous bearer is Jeffrey Dahmer.
I guess it's a nice name depending on how you look at it. The name Jeffrey has a poor reputation only because of people like Jeffrey Dahmer and Jeffrey Epstein. However, I don't think that should tarnish its reputation. If you wanted to name your son this, I think the middle name Nigel would work well with it.
Jeffree Star, Jeff The Killer.
Jeffrey Hammond (or Hammond-Hammond since his father's name and mother's maiden name are the same) (1946-) was the bassist for Jethro Tull. He replaced Glenn Cornick after Cornick was fired following the release of "Benefit".
Not a bad name per-se, but it seems to have a lot of bad associations. The infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, The sex offender and rapist Jeffrey Epstein, and that one youtuber Jeffree Star who I can't stand for reasons I don't want to say. Don't have anything wrong with the name itself, just the associations it has.
In 2018, 48 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jeffrey who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 36th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
I've always liked the name Jeffrey. It is a name that holds up over time. I don't associate the name with bad characters that had the name in the past because there is too much goodness about this name. Don't let someone who didn't live up to the name ruin it for everyone else. Jeffrey is a regal name.
It's okay I guess, but I dislike Jeff as a nickname.
I wasn't always glad to be named "Jeffrey," considering it a bit over-refined. I preferred to be called Jeff. When I learned that Jeffrey (Geoffrey, Gottfried) means "the peace of God," that put a different spin on it! Having the peace of God sounds like a pretty good deal to me!
The German form of Jeffrey (or Geoffrey) is Gottfried. In either language, the name means "God's peace" or "the peace of God."
My name is Jeff. But some of my family use the full name of Jeffrey. I see nothing wrong with my name. There are martial artists with this name (Jeff Speakman and Jeffrey Meek). There was also Jeffrey Hunter (Star Trek T.O.S. original captain). I have seen my name also spelled as Jeph. Yes it is unfortunate that a killer had my name, but he could have also been named Curtis or Henry for example. Regardless of his name, I think he would have still been evil.
I want to like this name and love the nickname Jeff, but Jeffrey Dahmer is too strong an association for me to ever really consider this name. It also kinda seems like a name a white frat boy rapist who wears boat shoes and brags about his daddy’s lawfirm would have. Final nail in the coffin: Jeffy from The Ringer, played by Johnny Knoxville.
As a Jeffrey myself, I absolutely love this name. Something about it just makes it stand out. It's a very unique name to me, but I am really biased here, so take my opinion with a grain of salt if you'd like.
Jeffrey Dahmer, the sadistic psychopath who dismembered and ate his victims comes to mind. Sick name.
Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger on November 15, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter, make-up artist, fashion designer and model from Orange County, California. He started his music career on MySpace with over 25 million plays on his self-released music. After releasing two extended plays, Star released his debut album, Beauty Killer (2009), under Popsicle Records. Star is also known for his fashion line, Beauty Forever, and his transgressive, gender-bending appearance and persona.
Jeffrey Edward Epstein is an American financier and registered sex offender in the United States. He worked at Bear Stearns early in his career and then formed his own firm, J. Epstein & Co. In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution, for which he served 13 months in prison. He lives in the US Virgin Islands.
Jeffrey Wammes is a Dutch gymnast. He has been a competitive force since 2005. His best events are floor exercise and vault. Wammes trains, along with Yuri van Gelder, at the Flik-Flak club in 's-Hertogenbosch.
I am a Jeffrey, born in 1967 when it was the 11th most popular male name in the US. My mother named me after Paul Peterson's character, Jeff Stone, from one of her favorite TV shows at the time, The Donna Reed Show. I've pretty much always gone by Jeff when meeting people, although I use Jeffrey for "formal" correspondence and social media. I've personally not been a big fan of the name throughout my life, but as time goes on and it becomes less frequently heard it has become more agreeable with me. Other famous Jeff's/Jeffrey's not mentioned:
Jeff Dunham - Comedian
Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Actor
Jeff Goldblum - Actor
Jeffrey Tambour - Actor
Jeff Daniels - Actor
Jeffrey Wright - Actor
Jeffrey Osbourne - Singer
Jeff Foxworthy - Comedian
Jeff Gordon - NASCAR Driver.
My dad and great uncle are both named Jeffrey, so it's a family name. I'll probably end up giving my son the middle name Jeffrey.
My name is Jeffrey and I have to say I love the name, although I prefer to be called Jeffy, Heffe or Jake.
Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (b. 1966, d. 1997), brilliant American singer and guitarist.
Jeffrey Nothing (Birthname Jeffrey Hetrick), (Born May 5, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio, US) singer of American metal band Mushroomhead.
Jeff Bridges.
I like this name very much. To me it doesn't sound pompous at all, it's classy, strong and masculine. A great name for a man! I also like the nickname "Jeff" as well.
Jeffrey is a cute name! =)
This is my friends name, and he hates it. I think it's a nice name, I don't know why people would dislike it.
Sounds kind of wimpy to me, but maybe that's because the only person I know with this name is about 4,'10.
Um, Jeffrey Dahmer.
A famous bearer is American actor Jeffrey Carlson (born 23 June 1975). On television, he's well-known for his role as transgender Zarf/Zoe on the soap opera "All My Children". He's also appeared on Broadway, in Edward Albee's "The Goat or Who is Sylvia?" and the musical "Taboo".
All the Jeffreys I've known (quite a few) were extremely nice, slightly dorky guys. I think that's an okay fate to saddle your son with.
I kind of see Jeffrey as a geeky name. I don't why, but I just can't help it.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an actor, who's famous for playing John Winchester on Supernatural, and for playing The Comedian in the 2009 film adaption of the Watchmen. I love this name. It's very nice, indeed.
My younger brother's name is Jeffrey, and I always call him Jeffrey, because Jeff, I think, sounds too much like Jiff. I really love this spelling, but I always get it wrong. I usually spell my brothers name as Jeffery, but I don't mean too. :\
I don't really care for the name Jeff or Jeffrey. I think it sounds either, snooty, very homosexual, or childish. Sorry guys. I don't find it attractive. I don't have anything against homosexuals but certain names bring up certain impressions and that is my impression of the name. Worse yet are other spellings such as Geoffrey. This makes no sense to me.
This is my favorite spelling of the name. Jeffery looks like it should be pronounced with an extra syllable, and Geoffrey looks pretentious, outdated, and stuck up. This is pretty much one of those extremely safe names that you can't go wrong with, and it suits all sorts of guys. Of course, the name isn't very interesting, as it's overused.
I agree with the "overused" part, but I disagree with your comments of Geoffrey being pretentious and stuck up. It's the British spelling; there's nothing wrong with it! Next time, do the Brits a favor and don't insult the way they spell their names!
Jeffrey Hyman was the real name of Joey Ramone, lead singer of the Ramones. May 19, 1951- April 15, 2001 RIP.
My name is Jeffrey, and while I still have to use it for official purposes like my passport and medical notes, I don't really like it as I think it sounds raher stuffy and pompous, particularly here in the UK. I much prefer to be known as Jeff which sounds much younger, cooler and Frankly sexier, being in good company with men like Jeff Bridges, Jeff Loomis, Jeff Hardy. In some ways I wish I'd been born an American, as Jeff rather than Jeffrey is much more prevalent in the US.
This is one of my favorite boy's names, one of my closest friends is a Jeffrey but he prefers just Jeff. Yet, I don't think I'd ever name someone this name (a kid) because I don't think I'd like it very much if it weren't for Jeff.
Jeffrey Sebellia is the name of the incredibly talented designer that won season three of Heidi Klum's show, "Project Runway."
Jeffrey "America" Meeker is bass/vocals in The Skies Revolt.
Jeff Beck was the guitarist for the Yardbirds.
Famous bearer: The actor Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, The 4400, Star Trek).
I really wish I had named one of my 5 boys Jeffrey. It is an awesome name.
I love this name and haven't heard too many people in my generation with it. All of the Jeff's or Jeffrey's that I have ever met have always been so nice and down to earth. I would name my son Jeffrey!
Why has no one mentioned Jeffrey Archer (British bestselling author)? He is the best-known Jeffrey in the world.
Jeffrey is such a nice name. I am surprised it has died out of usage so much. The meaning, peace of God, is so nice. This is a great name to grow up with too.
I think JEFFREY is a great name for kids because it works well as an adult, too. I've got to say, some parents don't really give thought to what their child will be like when he/she is an adult.
Famous bearer: Jeffrey Dahmer

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