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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Joffe

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Alt. Meaning

J is for jolly, the fun side!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

F is for fancy, never just plain you!

F is for fabulous, yes the fabulous you!

E is for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Notable Persons With the Last Name Joffe

Roland Joffé is a film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1960. Roland was born on November 17th, 1945 in London, England, United Kingdom.


Adolph Joffe was an Ambassador of the Soviet Union to China, Member of the 6th Secretariat, Ambassador of the Soviet Union to Austria, Member of the6th Secretariat, and List of Ambassadors of Russia to Austria. Adolph was given the name Adolph Abramovich Joffe on October 10th, 1883 in Simferopol. He died on November 16th, 1927.


Josef was born on March 15th, 1944.


Rowan Joffé is a film director and screenwriter. Rowan was given the name Rowan Marc Joffé by his parents Roland Joffé and Jane Lapotaire in 1973 in London, England. Rowan is also known as Lapotaire and Rowan Marc Y. L..


Charles H. Joffe was a film producer. He was most prominent from 1969 to 2008. Charles was born on July 16th, 1929. Charles is also known as Charles Joffe. He left this life on July 9th, 2008.


Chantal Joffe is an artist. Chantal was born on October 5th, 1969 in St. Albans, Vermont, United States.


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Popularity of Joffe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Joffe U.S.
  White 96.10% 64.26%
  African American 0.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Joffe

People with the last name Joffe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Joffe

  • How Popular is the name Joffe? As a last name Joffe was the 25,403rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Joffe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Joffe is Tuesday, October 3rd, 1916.
  • How unique is the name Joffe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Joffe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Joffe: Your name in reverse order is Effoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jeoff. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Joffe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 974 people with the last name Joffe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Joffe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Joffe as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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