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Name Jeff

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

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Languages of use:English
Is short form of:Jeffrey
US 2021 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
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About Geoffrey, the group of names with the same origin as Jeff

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

Popularity lists that contain the name Jeff

USA decadesGraph1990-1999 742,  1980-1989 428,  1970-1979 192,  1960-1969 54
USA yearlyGraph2002 975,  2001 910,  2000 929,  1999 904,  1997 978,  1996 879,  1995 878,  1994 716,  1993 714