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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 66 0 66
1881 61 0 61
1882 81 0 81
1883 44 0 44
1884 74 0 74
1885 63 0 63
1886 63 0 63
1887 70 0 70
1888 93 0 93
1889 70 0 70
1890 77 0 77
1891 77 0 77
1892 62 0 62
1893 87 0 87
1894 64 0 64
1895 65 0 65
1896 62 0 62
1897 59 0 59
1898 60 0 60
1899 48 0 48
1900 69 0 69
1901 45 0 45
1902 47 0 47
1903 46 0 46
1904 71 0 71
1905 62 0 62
1906 59 0 59
1907 73 0 73
1908 65 0 65
1909 68 0 68
1910 83 0 83
1911 76 0 76
1912 134 0 134
1913 143 0 143
1914 165 0 165
1915 183 0 183
1916 186 0 186
1917 180 0 180
1918 198 0 198
1919 184 0 184
1920 207 0 207
1921 164 0 164
1922 206 0 206
1923 207 0 207
1924 186 0 186
1925 194 5 189
1926 159 0 159
1927 197 5 192
1928 178 0 178
1929 174 0 174
1930 177 0 177
1931 154 0 154
1932 157 0 157
1933 143 0 143
1934 122 0 122
1935 142 5 137
1936 128 0 128
1937 153 0 153
1938 186 0 186
1939 163 0 163
1940 278 0 278
1941 361 0 361
1942 423 0 423
1943 481 0 481
1944 472 0 472
1945 540 0 540
1946 764 0 764
1947 1,009 0 1,009
1948 886 0 886
1949 696 0 696
1950 540 0 540
1951 568 0 568
1952 659 0 659
1953 848 0 848
1954 978 0 978
1955 1,478 5 1,473
1956 2,220 0 2,220
1957 4,100 7 4,093 #96 boy name
1958 5,834 15 5,819 #68 boy name
1959 7,732 7 7,725 #52 boy name
1960 8,527 20 8,507 #49 boy name
1961 9,470 11 9,459 #49 boy name
1962 9,443 17 9,426 #44 boy name
1963 8,111 13 8,098 #48 boy name
1964 6,951 14 6,937 #52 boy name
1965 5,431 15 5,416 #62 boy name
1966 4,404 11 4,393 #72 boy name
1967 3,609 16 3,593 #88 boy name
1968 3,295 14 3,281 #90 boy name
1969 2,993 16 2,977
1970 2,892 9 2,883
1971 2,161 5 2,156
1972 1,547 5 1,542
1973 1,183 0 1,183
1974 981 5 976
1975 884 0 884
1976 753 5 748
1977 709 6 703
1978 645 0 645
1979 550 0 550
1980 541 0 541
1981 434 0 434
1982 428 5 423
1983 395 5 390
1984 364 0 364
1985 379 6 373
1986 348 6 342
1987 304 0 304
1988 327 5 322
1989 284 0 284
1990 249 0 249
1991 254 0 254
1992 221 0 221
1993 209 0 209
1994 213 0 213
1995 154 0 154
1996 156 0 156
1997 133 0 133
1998 135 0 135
1999 165 0 165
2000 164 0 164
2001 171 0 171
2002 161 0 161
2003 156 0 156
2004 162 0 162
2005 130 0 130
2006 140 0 140
2007 161 0 161
2008 142 0 142
2009 128 0 128
2010 113 0 113
2011 90 0 90
2012 78 0 78
2013 79 0 79
2014 97 0 97
2015 71 0 71

Want to know about the popularity of the Jeff baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 120,022 babies born with the name Jeff in the United States. That's more than enough Jefves to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 66 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jeff" was in 1961 with a total of 9,459 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jefves)

According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jeff" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 3,609 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jeff" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jeff as well as things modernly associated with the name Jeff such as celebrities named Jeff.

Origin and Meaning of Jeff

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

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges is an actor, singer, producer, and composer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1950 to present. Jeff was born in 1949 as Jeffrey Leon Bridges in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Jeff was born in 1952 as Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum in West Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy is a professional wrestler. Jeff was born in 1977 as Jeffrey Nero Hardy in Cameron, North Carolina.

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Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley is a singer-songwriter and guitarist specializing in alternative rock, folk rock, soul, and blues music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to 1997. Jeff was born in 1966 as Jeffrey Scott Buckley in Anaheim, California,United States.

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Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon is a nascar driver. Jeff was born in 1971 as Jeffrey Michael Gordon in Vallejo, California, United States.

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Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels is an actor, musician, and playwright with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1977 to present. Jeff was born in 1955 as Jeffrey Warren Daniels in Athens, Georgia, U.S.

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Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck is a musician, songwriter, and actor specializing in blues rock, jazz fusion, instrumental rock, and hard rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1964 to present. Jeff was born in 1944 as Geoffrey Arnold Beck in Wallington, London Borough of Sutton, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jeff

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Flake
Jeff The Killer
Jeff Dunham
Jeff Ashton
Jeff Teague

Alternative Meanings

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

F is for feeling, your sympathetic way.

F is for fulfill, satisfy your needs.

Your name in reverse order is "Ffej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Fejf". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Jeff born Jan 8, 1995

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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