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

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Origin and Meaning of Jef

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  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Jef means "The ruler of the universe" and is of Zimbabwe origin.
  • A user from Nigeria says the name Jef is of English origin and means "Gift of God".

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Alt. Meaning

J is for jolly, the fun side!

E is for extra, those little things you do!

F is for favorite, everyone's best friend.

Notable Persons Named Jef

Jef was born on March 9th, 1943 in New York City. He left this life on February 26th, 2005.


Basto is an electro house, progressive house, and house music musician. They were most prominent from 2005 to present. Basto was given the name Jef Martens on January 8th, 1975 in Hoogstraten. Basto is also known as B---- Boys, Candyman, Dirty Bunch, DJ Basik, Lazy Jay, Jin Sonic, Kings of Porn, Basto, and Basto!.


Jef Gaitan is an actor, model (people), singing, actress, model, and singer. Her ongoing career started in 2009. Jef was born on September 21st, 1989 in Laguna (province).


Jef Lambeaux was an artist in the field of sculpture. Jef was given the name Joseph Lambeaux on January 14th, 1852 in Antwerp. He passed away on June 5th, 1908.


Jef was born on January 15th, 1957.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Jef

Def Jef is a rapping and hip hop music rapper, music producer, composer, actor, rapping, and record producer. His ongoing career started in 1989. Def was given the name Jeffery S. Fortson on September 27th, 1966 in Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.


Fun Facts about the name Jef

  • How Popular is the name Jef? Jef is the 32,915th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jef have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 129 babies born with the first name Jef in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jef to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jef? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jef first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jef is Sunday, July 7th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Jef born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jef was in 1963 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Jef Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jef is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Jef: Your name in reverse order is Fej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ejf. How do you pronounce that?

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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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