Jeff

Jeff - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jeff, meaning pledge of peace, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #239. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jeff and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jeff? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jeff. The baby boy name Jeff was given to 45 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1684 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 36,468 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jeff peaked in popularity 57 years ago in 1962 on position 44.



Famous with this name

Jeff Bridges
Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Fahey


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Jeff is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jeff is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #1,244 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,687.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jeff is where you live.


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Jeff origin and meaning

Jeff is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means pledge of peace. To see famous people named Jeff, pop culture references for the name Jeff and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jeff

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jeff, sorted by popularity.

Joseph / Jacob / Jakob / Joesph / Jacoby / Josef / Jakobe / Jaycob / Jacobo / Jakub /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121684
20111537
20101356
20091261
20081240
20071131
20061186
20051213
20041047
2003992
2002976
2001998
2000938
1999948
19981014
19971018
1996912
1995940
1994734
1993760
1992720
1991660
1990659
1989620
1988531
1987545
1986475
1985456
1984446
1983414
1982407
1981385
1980338
1979331
1978292
1977275
1976261
1975232
1974216
1973190
1972167
1971140
1970116
1969106
196890
196788
196672
196562
196452
196348
196244
196149
196049
195952
195868
195795
1956146
1955182
1954221
1953232
1952265
1951286
1950290
1949245
1948213
1947199
1946222
1945245
1944271
1943278
1942299
1941306
1940336
1939444
1938414
1937449
1936481
1935461
1934519
1933471
1932437
1931435
1930423
1929424
1928440
1927422
1926445
1925415
1924437
1923405
1922406
1921444
1920393
1919410
1918400
1917398
1916384
1915379
1914338
1913314
1912290
1911258
1910239

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California1244
Texas1335
Florida1344
Illinois1431
New York1687

Even more about Jeff


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jeff a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jeff?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1962
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jeff
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 36,468
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +45

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