Jeffrey (given name)

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Jeffrey
Pronunciation/ˈɛfri/
GenderMale
Origin
Word/NameEnglish
Meaning"peace" and name of a deity
Other names
Related namesGeoffrey, Jeff, Jeffry, Jeffy, Jefrey, Jeffery, Jefferson
 
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Jeffrey
Pronunciation/ˈɛfri/
GenderMale
Origin
Word/NameEnglish
Meaning"peace" and name of a deity
Other names
Related namesGeoffrey, Jeff, Jeffry, Jeffy, Jefrey, Jeffery, Jefferson

Jeffrey /ˈɛfri/ is a common English given name and is a variant form of the name Geoffrey [1] It is most commonly spelled as Jeffrey, or with one f as in Jefrey. It has often been confused with Godfrey but does not share exactly the same etymology.[2]

The three-syllable alternative spelling Jeffery (pronounced "jef-fer-ree") is sometimes used as a variant given name. Outside of North America, Geoffrey is more common than Jeffrey. Jeffrey and its variants are found as surnames, usually as a patronymic ending in -s (e.g., Jefferies, Jaffrays). In Scotland, Jeffrey is most frequently found to be a surname.

Variations include Jeff, Jeffry, Jeffy, Jeffery, Geoff, Geoffrey, Geffrey, Jefferson, and Jeffro.

Jeffrey may refer to:

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  1. ^ Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Geoffrey
  2. ^ Albert Dauzat, Noms et prénoms de France, Librairie Larousse 1980, édition revue et commentée par Marie-Thérèse Morlet. p. 287b - 288a - 296ab.