Jeff
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
JEF
Meaning
Peaceful ruler
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Jeff is a diminutive of Jeffery, itself a variant of Geoffrey. Geoffrey is an English name, derived from the Old Germanic words “gawja”, which means 'a region or area', and “fridu”, which means 'peace or safety'. The earlier form of the name was Gaufrid.

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Jeff Goldblum - actor
Jeff Baker - football player
Jeff Garcia - football player
Jeff Austin - baseball player
Jeff Bleckner - film director
Jeff Bridges - actor
Jeff Kent - baseball player
Jeff Beck - musician

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