Jeffrey Pronunciation / / Gender Male Origin Word/Name English Meaning "peace" and name of a deity Other names Related names Geoffrey, Jeff, Jeffry, Jeffy, Jefrey, Jeffery, Jefferson Jeffrey is a common / / English given name and is a variant form of . Geoffrey It is most commonly spelled as [1 ] Jeffrey, or with one f as in Jefrey. It has often been confused with but does not share exactly the same etymology. Godfrey [2 ]
The three-syllable alternative spelling
(pronounced "jef-fer-ree") is sometimes used as a variant given name. Outside of North America, Jeffery 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: Academia [edit ] Art [edit ] Business [edit ] Crime [edit ] Entertainment [edit ] Jeffrey Ching, British contemporary classical composer Jeffrey Combs, American character actor best known for his horror film roles Jeffrey Daniel, American singer and dancer with the soul group Shalamar Jeffrey Dean Morgan, American actor Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor Jeffrey Donovan, American actor Jeffrey Hunter, American film and television actor Jeffrey Jones, American actor Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer Jeffrey Lewis, American musician and comic artist Jeffrey Nordling, American actor Jeffrey Reiner, film director and producer Jeffrey Steele, American singer and songwriter Jeffrey Tambor, American actor Jeffrey Wright (actor), American film and television actor Literature [edit ] Jeffrey Archer, English author and former politician Jeffrey Brown (comics), American comic book writer and artist Jeffrey Carver, American science fiction author Jeffrey Daniels (author), Chicago-raised African American poet, artist, and professor Jeffrey Eugenides, American novelist and short story writer of Greek and Irish origins Jeffrey Ford, American novelist and story writer Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Sanskrit specialist and author who trained as a psychoanalyst in Toronto Jeffrey Rowland, American webcomic artist Jeffrey Simpson, American-born Canadian journalist and national affairs columnist with The Globe and Mail newspaper Jeffrey S. Williams, American writer and Civil War historian Military [edit ] Sport [edit ] Fiction [edit ] Jeffrey, a character in the films and Beverly Hills Cop , played by Beverly Hills Cop II Paul Reiser Jeffrey, a character in the 1995 film entitled , played by Jeffrey Steven Weber Jeffrey Goines, a character in the movie , played by 12 Monkeys Brad Pitt Jeffrey Todd "J.T." Hellstrom, a character on the CBS soap opera , played by The Young and the Restless Thad Luckinbill Jeffrey Sinclair, a character in the 1990s science fiction TV series , played by Babylon 5 Michael O'Hare See also [edit ] References [edit ]