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Name Jeff

Origin: From Germanic words for region, area and stranger

Gender: male

Languages of use: English

US 2015 rank: not in the Top 1000

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Jeff is a member of the name group Geoffrey:

Language of origin: Germanic


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


gawja = the region, the area  Germanic

walah = the stranger  Germanic

friduz = the peace, the protection  Germanic

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