Jeffrey

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976k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jeffrey

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

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  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 Named Jeffrey

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

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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 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 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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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 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 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 is a writer.

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

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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 2,333 6 2,327
1945 2,796 14 2,782 #91 boy name
1946 4,140 14 4,126 #78 boy name
1947 5,684 21 5,663 #66 boy name
1948 5,951 22 5,929 #58 boy name
1949 7,011 25 6,986 #48 boy name
1950 7,671 22 7,649 #43 boy name
1951 9,734 13 9,721 #35 boy name
1952 12,035 20 12,015 #31 boy name
1953 15,963 39 15,924 #25 boy name
1954 19,085 34 19,051 #23 boy name
1955 22,541 36 22,505 #20 boy name
1956 23,306 42 23,264 #20 boy name
1957 23,999 46 23,953 #21 boy name
1958 24,268 60 24,208 #21 boy name
1959 26,329 60 26,269 #16 boy name
1960 28,917 84 28,833 #14 boy name
1961 32,099 84 32,015 #11 boy name
1962 33,605 79 33,526 #10 boy name
1963 31,821 99 31,722 #10 boy name
1964 30,816 83 30,733 #10 boy name
1965 29,662 69 29,593 #10 boy name
1966 30,286 86 30,200 #9 boy name
1967 28,215 116 28,099 #13 boy name
1968 28,482 112 28,370 #11 boy name
1969 29,097 114 28,983 #11 boy name
1970 30,298 140 30,158 #11 boy name
1971 25,960 112 25,848 #12 boy name
1972 21,784 99 21,685 #17 boy name
1973 19,313 88 19,225 #17 boy name
1974 19,424 96 19,328 #15 boy name
1975 18,408 81 18,327 #14 boy name
1976 17,107 81 17,026 #17 boy name
1977 17,565 81 17,484 #19 boy name
1978 17,100 99 17,001 #19 boy name
1979 16,964 91 16,873 #24 boy name
1980 16,477 94 16,383 #27 boy name
1981 16,023 91 15,932 #29 boy name
1982 16,136 98 16,038 #29 boy name
1983 15,766 114 15,652 #28 boy name
1984 14,856 96 14,760 #28 boy name
1985 14,601 104 14,497 #29 boy name
1986 13,738 91 13,647 #31 boy name
1987 13,555 78 13,477 #32 boy name
1988 12,469 78 12,391 #36 boy name
1989 12,050 40 12,010 #37 boy name
1990 11,019 40 10,979 #43 boy name
1991 9,921 28 9,893 #45 boy name
1992 8,506 34 8,472 #51 boy name
1993 7,553 17 7,536 #53 boy name
1994 6,542 17 6,525 #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 2,734 12 2,722
2005 2,424 0 2,424
2006 2,266 0 2,266
2007 2,126 0 2,126
2008 1,995 0 1,995
2009 1,718 0 1,718
2010 1,621 0 1,621
2011 1,436 0 1,436
2012 1,509 5 1,504
2013 1,403 0 1,403
2014 1,375 0 1,375
2015 1,257 0 1,257
2016 1,163 0 1,163

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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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Fun Facts about the name Jeffrey

  • How Popular is the name Jeffrey? Jeffrey is the 44th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jeffrey was the 3,257th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jeffrey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 976,183 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 33,526 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jeffrey!
  • Random Jeffrey Factoid: According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jeffrey ranks 13th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 2,050 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1955.
  • 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 Efjfery. 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.

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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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