Jefferson

Jefferson - A very unique male name



  May 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jefferson, meaning son of Jeffrey, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #514. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jefferson and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jefferson? 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 Jefferson. The baby boy name Jefferson was given to 341 baby boys in 2012, ranking #626 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,812 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jefferson peaked in popularity 102 years ago in 1915 on position 438.



Famous with this name

Jefferson Mappin
Ross Jefferson
Michael Jefferson


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Jefferson is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jefferson is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #132 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,432.

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 Jefferson is where you live.


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Jefferson origin and meaning

Jefferson is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means son of Jeffrey. To see famous people named Jefferson, pop culture references for the name Jefferson and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jefferson

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

Javaris / Javarius / Javoris / Javarious / Jeferson / Javarus / Javares /

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
2012626
2011728
2010671
2009596
2008615
2007618
2006643
2005635
2004649
2003745
2002727
2001776
2000722
1999635
1998773
1997677
1996699
1995696
1994730
1993632
1992735
1991715
1990692
1989792
1988733
1987804
1986793
1985700
1984763
1983783
1982722
1981656
1980682
1979686
1978696
1977706
1976587
1975630
1974520
1973481
1972546
1971510
1970488
1969492
1968511
1967543
1966580
1965602
1964574
1963626
1962536
1961536
1960605
1959515
1958557
1957602
1956606
1955533
1954562
1953606
1952573
1951536
1950549
1949583
1948611
1947573
1946562
1945614
1944592
1943704
1942605
1941636
1940543
1939601
19381061
1937740
1936740
1935599
1934571
1933630
1932590
1931593
1930627
1929694
1928630
1927576
1926499
1925500
1924446
1923469
1922474
1921486
1920485
1919475
1918504
1917461
1916527
1915438
1914457
1913441
1912492
1911514

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia132
Maryland183
Virginia251
Massachusetts334
New Jersey351
New York365
Florida494
Connecticut497
North Carolina520
Texas625
Utah654
Alabama662
California700
Louisiana705
Georgia757
Wisconsin802
Tennessee808
Pennsylvania888
Ohio982
Illinois1432

Even more about Jefferson


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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson?

3 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
1915
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jefferson
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 4,812
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +341

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