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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jeff

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jeff in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jeff:

  • Records indicate that 117,995 boys in the United States have been named Jeff since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1961, when 9,453 people in the U.S. were given the name Jeff. Those people are now 59 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      9 Positive Comments

  • "Funny also how Jeff was the name of a giant worm like alien in the 2002 film "Men in Black II"" Oct. 16, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pretty Awesome name, Another famous Jeff is the Christian Comedian, Jeff Allen, born Jeffrey Allen Mishler on June 5, 1956, but known professionally as Jeff Allen," Oct. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Some famous Jeff's are -Jeff Allen, News Anchor for 1010WINS & WCBSFM101.1 -DJ Jazzy Jeff (born Jeffrey Allen Townes) American DJ, actor, who worked with Will Smith on "DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince" -Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Smith, famous American Chef, hosted the cooking show "The Frugal Gourmet" & Pastor Jeff, character on the TV series "Young Sheldon"" Oct. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because I am the coolest dude on this planet. So of course I would be named Jeff because it is the coolest name on the planet. Rock on!" Nov. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The kindest hearted guy I know is named Jeff. Jeff, and I'm speaking of the spelling J-E-F-F, is the kind of name that seems like a happy name to me. It is a warm name. I love it. The G-E-O-F-F spelling seems stuffy, snobby, but not Jeff." Aug. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've been a "Jeff" for 42 years now and like it. One thing I don't like is that I will have an "old man's name" in about 20 years since there are very few children being named Jeff." Aug. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Awesome name. It's hard to screw up and make sound stupid. Also VERY happy it's not "Geoff", or "Gorf" as I've heard it used..." Jul. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "jeff is the ghettoest name on the planet dont mess u can spell it like a bazillion different ways jeff jeffrey jeffery geoff jepf jeph" Jul. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone assumes that my name is "Jeffrey" automatically instead of just "Jeff". It gets really annoying!" Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "The most arrogant person I have ever met is named Jeff." Feb. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "yeah,ive been a jeff for 17 years and honestly, i dont care. its a name, but yeah i get called joe quite often" Sep. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yeah,ive been a jeff for 17 years and honestly, i dont care. its a name, but yeah i get called joe quite often" Sep. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "not too many Jeffs in the UK - more popular seems to be Geoffrey - a spelling which really gets me mad. I hate to be called Jeffrey. Jeff is much better." Apr. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know 5 Jeffs and all are very intelligent, nice, sexy & rich." Nov. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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