US Popularity:2674
Meaning:Geat; Territory; Foreigner; Peace; Divinely peaceful; God's peace
Jeffery is a boy's name of German origin that has an abundance of serene meanings. Some of baby's tantrums might not seem all that harmonious, but it doesn't make this name's meaning any less admirable. Jeffery, which can also be spelled as Jeffrey, is a variant of Geoffrey. The first half of the moniker signifies “Geat,”—a North Germanic tribe—“territory,” or “foreigner,” while the second element means “peace.” Geoffrey is popularly considered a derivative of Godfrey, signifying “divinely peaceful” or “God’s peace.” It's also sometimes used as a last name in the form of Jefferies or Jefferson. If that seems like too many possible spellings of the name, then the nickname Jeff is ready to make things easier.

Jeffery Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jeffery is currently #2248 on The Bump
Boy:Jeffery is currently #1265 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jeffery is currently #2674 in U.S. births
Boy:Jeffery is currently #1256 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 76
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Jeffery, February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Jeffrey, February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Geoffrey, December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Jeffery

  • Word Sense, Jeffrey

  • Word Sense, Geoffrey

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 410,435

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