Geoffrey

First Name
54k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
352
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Geoffrey

"Geoffrey" is a name of English origin, and it means "God peace". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Old French aristocratic name, Geoffroi [dʒɔfreʲ] (> West Middle French Geoffrey, East Middle French Geoffroy), itself from Proto-French forms (latinized in -us) Jotfredus, Jozsfredus, Josfredus (10th century) and Jof[f]redus, Jofridus, Jaufredus, Geffredus (11th century), and ultimately of Germanic origin. The second element is *friþuz (“peace, sanctuary”). The first element may be *gautaz (“Geat”) (making the Proto-Germanic term *Gautafriþuz), as opposed to god or gud in Godfrey; this would also make it related to Jocelyn. The name was introduced to England by the Normans in the 11th century.

  1. A male given name. Popular in the U.K. in the 20th century.

Notable Persons Named Geoffrey

Geoffrey Rush is an actor and film producer. He was most active from 1971 to present. Geoffrey was given the name Geoffrey Roy Rush on July 6th, 1951 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Geoffrey is also known as Geoff Rush.

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Jeff Beck is a blues rock, jazz fusion, instrumental rock, hard rock, and progressive rock musician. He plays Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Custom, and Fender Esquire. His ongoing career started in 1964. Jeff was given the name Geoffrey Arnold Beck on June 24th, 1944 in Wallington, London Borough of Sutton, England. Jeff is also known as A.N. Other.

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Geoffrey Chaucer was an author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, diplomat, and bureaucracy. Geoffrey was born in 1343 in London, England. He passed away on October 25th, 1400.

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Jim Jefferies is an insult comedy, observational comedy, black comedy, and ribaldry comedian. Jim was given the name Geoffrey James Nugent on February 14th, 1977.

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Prince Royce is a musician. He was most active from 2009 to present. Prince was given the name Geoffrey Royce Rojas on May 11th, 1989 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Geoffrey Arend is an actor and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Geoffrey was born on February 28th, 1978 in Manhattan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Geoffrey

He holds the title Count of Nantes and County of Nantes. Geoffrey was born as the child of Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, and Empress Matilda on June 1st, 1134 in Rouen or Argentan, Normandy. He breathed his last breath on July 27th, 1158.

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Count was born as the child of Richard I of Normandy in 962. Count is also known as Geoffrey of Brionne (996-circa 1010). He breathed his last breath in 1010.

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Roman Geoffrey is a soccer player for the Ramblers F.C., Orlando Pirates S.C., African Stars F.C., TSV Germania Windeck, MSV Duisburg, Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, F.C. Civics Windhoek, Namibia national under-17 football team, and Namibia national football team. Roman was born on February 26th, 1982 in Karasburg.

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Kelly Geoffrey is a hockey player for the CBR Brave in the Australian Ice Hockey League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Kelly was born on January 25th, 1990 in Newmarket, Ontario.

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How popular is the baby name Geoffrey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1908 8 0 8
1910 5 0 5
1911 5 0 5
1912 7 0 7
1913 17 0 17
1914 12 0 12
1915 18 0 18
1916 9 0 9
1917 18 0 18
1918 24 0 24
1919 23 0 23
1920 20 0 20
1921 23 0 23
1922 12 0 12
1923 22 0 22
1924 20 0 20
1925 22 0 22
1926 17 0 17
1927 25 0 25
1928 19 0 19
1929 20 0 20
1930 30 0 30
1931 31 0 31
1932 25 0 25
1933 39 0 39
1934 31 0 31
1935 26 0 26
1936 43 0 43
1937 51 0 51
1938 69 0 69
1939 88 0 88
1940 148 0 148
1941 223 0 223
1942 235 0 235
1943 300 0 300
1944 279 0 279
1945 321 0 321
1946 458 0 458
1947 578 0 578
1948 584 0 584
1949 588 0 588
1950 614 0 614
1951 564 0 564
1952 624 0 624
1953 669 0 669
1954 667 0 667
1955 712 0 712
1956 792 0 792
1957 747 0 747
1958 770 0 770
1959 735 0 735
1960 801 0 801
1961 823 0 823
1962 793 0 793
1963 827 5 822
1964 853 5 848
1965 867 0 867
1966 838 0 838
1967 885 0 885
1968 955 6 949
1969 1,145 7 1,138
1970 1,294 6 1,288
1971 1,205 8 1,197
1972 1,063 8 1,055
1973 977 0 977
1974 1,178 0 1,178
1975 1,396 0 1,396
1976 1,306 9 1,297
1977 1,265 0 1,265
1978 1,277 5 1,272
1979 1,270 8 1,262
1980 1,233 7 1,226
1981 1,251 8 1,243
1982 1,299 10 1,289
1983 1,330 10 1,320
1984 1,324 0 1,324
1985 1,328 8 1,320
1986 1,271 8 1,263
1987 1,313 10 1,303
1988 1,239 7 1,232
1989 1,208 0 1,208
1990 1,097 0 1,097
1991 972 0 972
1992 845 0 845
1993 675 5 670
1994 611 0 611
1995 536 0 536
1996 416 0 416
1997 375 0 375
1998 367 0 367
1999 280 0 280
2000 278 0 278
2001 269 0 269
2002 240 0 240
2003 236 0 236
2004 209 0 209
2005 174 0 174
2006 170 0 170
2007 153 0 153
2008 116 0 116
2009 150 0 150
2010 103 0 103
2011 114 0 114
2012 119 0 119
2013 104 0 104
2014 97 0 97
2015 80 0 80
2016 80 0 80

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Popularity of Geoffrey as a first name

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Popularity of Geoffrey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Geoffrey U.S.
  White 87.22% 64.26%
  African American 5.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Geoffrey

People with the last name Geoffrey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Geoffrey

  • How Popular is the name Geoffrey? Geoffrey is the 938th most popular name of all time. As a last name Geoffrey was the 57,781st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Geoffrey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54,082 babies born with the first name Geoffrey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Geoffrey to occupy the country of Saint Kitts and Nevis with an estimated population of 54,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Geoffrey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Geoffrey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Geoffrey is Sunday, April 14th, 1822.
  • What year had the most people named Geoffrey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Geoffrey was in 1975 with a total of 1,396 babies. That's a lot of babies named Geoffrey!
  • Random Geoffrey Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Geoffrey ranks 80th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 41 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Geoffrey: Your name in reverse order is Yerffoeg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orefyfeg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Geoffrey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 352 people with the last name Geoffrey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Geoffrey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Geoffrey as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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