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Jeffery is a unique spelling of the name Jeffrey. It is not as popular as the original but can help your son stand out. This version is only on the top 1,000 list.

Meaning of the name Jeffery:

German: pledge of peace
English: pledge of peace

Origin of the name Jeffery:

Jeffery is a spelling variation of the baby name Jeffrey. Jeffrey itself is a form of Geoffrey, first invented in the Middle Ages. Geoffrey is a Norman title, brought to England after the Norman Invasion. The second part of the name comes from the word “frid,” and the first half derives from “gawia,” “walha,” or “gisil.”

Symbolism of the name Jeffery:

The baby name Jeffery has the same meaning as Jeffrey and Geoffrey. The second part “frid,” translates to “peace.” The first half likely comes from “gisil,” which means “pledge” or “hostage.”

Style of the name Jeffery:


Gender of the name Jeffery:

Jeffery is a playful name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Jeffery:


Number of syllables in the name Jeffery:


Emotion evoked from the name Jeffery:

Jeffery is a mature and formal name for boys. It is strong yet wholesome.

Alternative spellings for the name Jeffery:

  • Jeffrey 
  • Geoffrey
  • Geoffery
  • Jeffreigh
  • Jeffri

Nicknames for the name Jeffery:

  • Jeff 
  • Jeffie
  • Jeffy
  • Jeffro

Popularity of the name Jeffery:

Jeffery was first a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1939 at rank 838. It was a top 100 option from 1954 to 1985, ranking highest in 1966 at number 42. As of 2020, Jeffery is a top 1,000 option at number 989.

Related names for the name Jeffery:

Great middle names for Jeffery and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jeffery:

  • Jeffery Deaver (novelist)
  • Jeffery Demps (NFL player)
  • Jeffery Amherst (crown governor of Virginia)
  • Jeffery Kissoon (actor, “Julius Caesar”)
  • Jeffery Cohelan (California Congressman)
  • Jeffery Farnol (novelist)
  • Jeffery Johnson (birth name of rapper Roscoe Dash)

Jefferys in popular culture:

  • Jeffery Woods (character better known as Jeff the Killer)
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