Jeffrey

Jeffrey - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jeffrey, meaning pledge of peace, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1619. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jeffrey and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jeffrey? 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 Jeffrey. The baby boy name Jeffrey was given to 1,473 baby boys in 2012, ranking #241 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,114 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jeffrey peaked in popularity 53 years ago in 1966 on position 9.



Famous with this name

Jeffrey Pierce
Jeffrey Damnit
Jeff Fahey


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Jeffrey is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jeffrey is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #133 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #494.

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 Jeffrey is where you live.


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Jeffrey origin and meaning

Jeffrey is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pledge of peace. To see famous people named Jeffrey, pop culture references for the name Jeffrey and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jeffrey

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

Jeffery / Javier / Jasper / Jeffry / Jabari / Jefferey / Javari / Jabbar / Jeffory / Jabree /

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
2012241
2011246
2010222
2009216
2008198
2007190
2006180
2005171
2004148
2003140
2002132
2001119
2000104
1999100
199891
199784
199672
199564
199455
199353
199251
199145
199043
198937
198836
198732
198631
198529
198428
198328
198229
198129
198027
197924
197819
197719
197617
197514
197415
197317
197217
197112
197011
196911
196811
196713
19669
196510
196410
196310
196210
196111
196014
195916
195821
195721
195620
195520
195423
195325
195231
195135
195043
194948
194858
194766
194678
194591
1944101
1943116
1942116
1941134
1940184
1939285
1938465
1937616
1936855
19351165
19341176
19331116
19321074
19301454
19281622
19271309
19261824
19161666
19151619

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts133
Rhode Island148
New York149
District of Columbia149
Maryland152
Connecticut157
Virginia166
New Jersey172
West Virginia173
Pennsylvania177
Maine185
South Carolina185
New Hampshire190
Florida205
North Carolina215
New Mexico216
Alabama221
Ohio224
Michigan230
Kentucky233
Indiana235
Georgia238
Minnesota246
Washington247
Mississippi253
Missouri261
Wisconsin269
California270
Tennessee271
Utah277
Oregon294
Arizona297
Illinois305
Nevada307
Arkansas308
Kansas323
Iowa335
Texas342
Nebraska355
Idaho377
Oklahoma393
Colorado455
Louisiana494

Even more about Jeffrey


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 Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey?

2 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
1966
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jeffrey
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,114
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +1,473

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