Jeffrey Name Meaning & Origin

Jeffrey

Pronunciation: JEHF-ree (key)

Origin of the name Jeffrey:

Variant spelling of Geoffrey which arose in the Middle Ages. Geoffrey is derived from the Middle English Geffrey, which is from the Old French Geoffroi, a name thought to have evolved from several different Germanic names.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Geoffrey, Jeff, Jeffery

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Jeffrey Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Jeffrey? What are his siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Jeffrey

Contribute your knowledge to the name Jeffrey

Comments and insights on the name Jeffrey
Personal experiences with the name Jeffrey

My uncle's name is Jeffrey but everybody calls him Jeff. His brother's name is Brian. I think it is a cute, handsome, masculine name for a boy.

Nicknames for Jeffrey

JJ
Jef
Jeff
Jiffy
Jiffy Lube
Jeffy
Jeffie
Jerf
Jeffers
Jefferson
Frey
Feffy
Furry

Meanings and history of the name Jeffrey

English for Gift of Peace

Famous real-life people named Jeffrey

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, actor
Jeff Bridges, actor
Jeffrey Eugenides, contemporary American author
Jeff Goldblum, actor
Jeff Gordon, race car driver
Jeff Foxworthy, comedian
Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killer
Jeff DaRosa, banjoist
Jeffrey "Jeff" Hardy, former WWE(World Wrestling Entertainment) Superstar, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling(TNA)
Jeffrey Jung, South Korean rapper, lead dancer, and lead vocalist of South Korean pop boy group NCT

Jeffrey in song, story & screen

Space (I Believe In) by the Pixies
"Jeffrey," a song by De Novo Dahl
"A song for Jeffrey " a song by Jethro Tull
Jeff Winger, lead character in "Community"
Go-to name for male characters in Saturday Night Live sketches
Jeffrey Garrett, a character in Marvel’s X-Men comics
Jeffrey, fictional drug mentioned in the 2010 Comedy Film "Get Him to the Greek" the expression in the film was
"When the world slips you a Jeffrey, stroke the furry wall"
Jeffrey Dexter "Jeff" Boomhauer III, one of the main characters on the animated Fox Network TV series King of the Hill, voiced by Mike Judge
Jeffrey Goines, one of the main characters in the 1995 science fiction film 12 Monkeys, played by Brad Pitt
Jeffrey Michener, a character in the TV series The Last Ship, played by Mark Moses
Jeffrey "Hater" Lewis, character in the 2008 film "What Happens in Vegas"

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
67
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

73
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

66
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

62
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

63
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

59
No Way
Definitely

Young?

62
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?