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Name Jeffrey

Origin:From Germanic words for region, area and strangerTools:

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About the name Jeffrey in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:English
Short forms:Jeff
US 2012 rank:#238     ... 236:Erick, 237:Josue, 238:Jeffrey, 239:Trenton, 240:Chance ...     Full US 2012 list
Similarly written:Geoffrey, Jeffery, Jefrem     Details
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About Geoffrey, the group of names with the same origin as Jeffrey

Language of origin:Germanic
Info about origin:old Germanic two-element name whose Old French form became popular
 brought to England by the Normans
 probably several names merged into one, with the first elements gawja (region, area) and walah (stranger)
 often confused with the name Godfrey/Gottfried
Words:gawja = the region, the area  Germanic
 walah = the stranger  Germanic
 friduz = the peace, the protection  Germanic
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:10:Jeffrey USA 1960-1969,  25:Geoffrey England+Wales 1944,  46:Jeffery USA 1960-1969,  54:Jeff USA 1960-1969
Somehow related to:Godfrey
Name variants:Geoffrey, Geoffroi, Geoffroy, Jeff, Jeffery, Jeffrey   Sortable list   Details
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Popularity lists that contain the name Jeffrey

SeriesRankings
England+Wales decades1964 57,  1954 481944 51,  1934 86
Switzerland1997 346
USA decades2000-2009 161,  1990-1999 55,  1980-1989 30,  1970-1979 15,  1960-1969 10
USA yearly2012 238,  2011 246,  2010 223,  2009 216,  2008 198,  2007 190,  2006 180,  2005 171,  2004 149,  2003 140,  2002 131,  2001 121,  2000 105,  1999 99,  1998 91,  1997 84,  1996 72,  1995 64,  1994 55
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