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Jeffrey Name Meaning and Origin

Jeffrey Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

peaceful, peaceful ruler, pledge of peace

Name Origin


The name Jeffrey means 'peaceful' or 'peaceful ruler' and is of German origin. It is derived from the Old German name Godefrid, which combines the elements 'god' and 'frid', meaning 'peace'. The name signifies a sense of tranquility and harmony.

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Jeffrey Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Jeffrey is easy to pronounce with clear syllables and a smooth flow, making it a comfortable name to say.

Name Melody Rating:

The rhythm of Jeffrey is strong and balanced, with emphasis on the first syllable, creating a pleasing cadence.

Famous People Named Jeffrey

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor known for his roles in TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' and movies like 'Watchmen'. He has gained recognition for his versatile performances and charismatic on-screen presence.

● Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer was an infamous American serial killer and sex offender known for committing heinous crimes. His name has negative connotations due to his violent and disturbing actions.

● Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright is an award-winning American actor known for his roles in films like 'Basquiat' and 'The Hunger Games'. He is praised for his versatility and powerful performances.

Jeffrey Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Jeffrey

While the name Jeffrey itself does not inherently evoke negative connotations, it is worth noting that it shares a similarity with the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. This association may have a negative impact on how the name is perceived in certain contexts.

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