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Jeffrey

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1885 5 0 5
1910 7 0 7
1911 6 0 6
1912 12 0 12
1913 13 0 13
1914 11 0 11
1915 21 0 21
1916 21 0 21
1917 19 0 19
1918 16 0 16
1919 22 0 22
1920 22 0 22
1921 19 0 19
1922 30 0 30
1923 27 0 27
1924 31 0 31
1925 26 0 26
1926 27 0 27
1927 26 0 26
1928 36 0 36
1929 19 0 19
1930 34 0 34
1931 17 0 17
1932 37 0 37
1933 36 0 36
1934 47 0 47
1935 43 0 43
1936 69 0 69
1937 87 0 87
1938 157 0 157
1939 378 0 378
1940 801 0 801
1941 1,509 7 1,502
1942 2,063 5 2,058
1943 2,180 9 2,171
1944 2,334 6 2,328
1945 2,796 14 2,782 #91 boy name
1946 4,139 14 4,125 #78 boy name
1947 5,683 21 5,662 #66 boy name
1948 5,952 22 5,930 #58 boy name
1949 7,010 25 6,985 #48 boy name
1950 7,673 22 7,651 #43 boy name
1951 9,728 13 9,715 #35 boy name
1952 12,036 20 12,016 #31 boy name
1953 15,956 39 15,917 #25 boy name
1954 19,076 34 19,042 #23 boy name
1955 22,543 36 22,507 #20 boy name
1956 23,307 42 23,265 #20 boy name
1957 24,000 46 23,954 #21 boy name
1958 24,268 60 24,208 #21 boy name
1959 26,329 60 26,269 #16 boy name
1960 28,920 84 28,836 #14 boy name
1961 32,106 84 32,022 #11 boy name
1962 33,604 79 33,525 #10 boy name
1963 31,820 99 31,721 #10 boy name
1964 30,823 83 30,740 #10 boy name
1965 29,663 69 29,594 #10 boy name
1966 30,288 86 30,202 #9 boy name
1967 28,214 116 28,098 #13 boy name
1968 28,490 111 28,379 #11 boy name
1969 29,103 115 28,988 #11 boy name
1970 30,294 140 30,154 #11 boy name
1971 25,963 112 25,851 #12 boy name
1972 21,786 99 21,687 #17 boy name
1973 19,312 88 19,224 #17 boy name
1974 19,427 96 19,331 #15 boy name
1975 18,410 81 18,329 #14 boy name
1976 17,107 81 17,026 #17 boy name
1977 17,568 81 17,487 #19 boy name
1978 17,099 98 17,001 #19 boy name
1979 16,966 91 16,875 #24 boy name
1980 16,477 94 16,383 #27 boy name
1981 16,022 91 15,931 #29 boy name
1982 16,136 98 16,038 #29 boy name
1983 15,764 114 15,650 #28 boy name
1984 14,856 96 14,760 #28 boy name
1985 14,601 104 14,497 #29 boy name
1986 13,736 91 13,645 #31 boy name
1987 13,554 78 13,476 #32 boy name
1988 12,470 78 12,392 #36 boy name
1989 12,049 40 12,009 #37 boy name
1990 11,019 40 10,979 #43 boy name
1991 9,922 28 9,894 #45 boy name
1992 8,504 34 8,470 #51 boy name
1993 7,553 17 7,536 #53 boy name
1994 6,543 17 6,526 #55 boy name
1995 5,741 12 5,729 #64 boy name
1996 5,272 9 5,263 #72 boy name
1997 4,593 10 4,583 #84 boy name
1998 4,193 6 4,187 #91 boy name
1999 3,824 10 3,814 #100 boy name
2000 3,570 7 3,563
2001 3,213 6 3,207
2002 3,007 8 2,999
2003 2,888 5 2,883
2004 2,733 12 2,721
2005 2,424 0 2,424
2006 2,266 0 2,266
2007 2,125 0 2,125
2008 1,995 0 1,995
2009 1,717 0 1,717
2010 1,618 0 1,618
2011 1,436 0 1,436
2012 1,509 5 1,504
2013 1,402 0 1,402
2014 1,373 0 1,373
2015 1,252 0 1,252

Fun Facts about the name Jeffrey

  • How many people with the first name Jeffrey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 975,024 babies born with the first name Jeffrey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jeffrey to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jeffrey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jeffrey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jeffrey is Saturday, August 17th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Jeffrey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jeffrey was in 1962 with a total of 33,525 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jeffrey!
  • Random Jeffrey Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jeffrey ranks 57th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 34 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Jeffrey: Your name in reverse order is Yerffej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jferyfe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jeffrey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,085 people with the last name Jeffrey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jeffrey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Jeffrey as their last name.

Where is the name Jeffrey popular?

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Popularity of Jeffrey as a first name

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Popularity of Jeffrey as a last name

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Common last names for Jeffrey

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Martin
  • Walker
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jeffrey U.S.
  White 76.72% 64.26%
  African American 16.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jeffrey

People with the last name Jeffrey are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Jeffrey

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

  1. A male given name, the usual U.S. spelling of Geoffrey. Popular in the latter half of the 20th century.
  2. A patronymic surname​ derived from Geoffrey.

Notable Persons With the Name Jeffrey

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is a founder, chairman & ceo of amazon.com, amazon.com, and chairman & ceo ofamazon.com. Jeff was given the name Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen on January 12th, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1991. Jeffrey was born on April 22nd, 1966 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer is a criminal. Jeffrey is also known as The Milwaukee Cannibal and The Milwaukee Monster.

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Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges is an actor, singer, producer, and composer. He has been prominent since 1950. Jeff was given the name Jeffrey Leon Bridges by his parents Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Bridges on December 4th, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Young Thug

Young Thug is a hip hop music musician. He has been prominent since 2011. Young was given the name Jeffrey Lamar Williams on August 9th, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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J. J. Abrams

J. J. Abrams is a director, producer, screenwriter, and composer.He was most active from 1982 to present. J. was given the name Jeffrey Jacob Abrams on June 27th, 1966 in New York City, New York, United States.

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  • Jeff Hardy
    (notable person)
  • Jeff Goldblum
    (actor)
  • Ja Rule
    (rapping)
  • Jeffrey Epstein
    (financier)
  • Jeffrey Wright
    (actor)
  • Jeff Daniels
    (actor)
  • Jeffrey Tambor
    (actor)
  • Zakk Wylde
    (musician)
  • Jeffree Star
    (notable person)
  • Jeffrey Jones
    (actor)
  • Joey Ramone
    (musician)
  • Jeff Conaway
    (actor)
  • Jeffrey Donovan
    (actor)
  • Jeffrey Skilling
    (former ceo of enron)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jeffrey

Peter Jeffrey

Peter Jeffrey was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1944. Peter was born on April 18th, 1929 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK. He passed away on December 25th, 1999.

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Myles Jeffrey

Myles Jeffrey is an actor, producer, voice artist, and comedian. He was most active from 1995 to present. Myles was given the name Myles David Jeffrey on October 5th, 1990 in Riverside County, California. Myles is also known as Myles David Jeffrey.

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James Franklin Jeffrey

James Franklin Jeffrey is a United States Ambassador to Iraq, United States Ambassador to Turkey, Deputy National Security Advisor, United States Ambassador to Albania, and Deputy National Security Advisor (United States).

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Dustin Jeffrey

Dustin Jeffrey is a hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2008. Dustin was born on February 27th, 1988 in Sarnia.

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Betty Jeffrey

Betty Jeffrey is a writer.

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Ian Jeffrey

Ian Jeffrey is a famous human.

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What does the name Jeffrey mean?

Jis for joyful, the spirit you spread.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Fis for fair, always honest and true.

Fis for fun, your zest for life!

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Eis for excite, your spirit is catching!

Yis for young, the years never show!

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