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  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages, the usual U.S. spelling of Geoffrey. Popular in the latter half of the 20th century.
  2. A surname originating as a patronymic derived from Geoffrey.


  • 1809 George Gordon Byron, English Bards and Scotch reviewers:A Satire
    Health to great Jeffrey! Heaven preserve his life
    To flourish on the fertile shores of Fife
    And guard it sacred in the future wars
    Since authors sometimes seek the field of Mars!
  • 2005 Harvella Jones: The Texas Homestead Hoax. Trafford Publishing 2005. →ISBN page 59:
    - - - you should also be able to sue your association's attorney when they step over the line as Attorney Jeffrey Ewalt did. Oh, my gosh! Even as I say his name Jeffrey, Jeffrey. Jeffrey is a name assigned to little boys with small toys. A cute innocent little boy that would do no harm to anyone. I recommend a name change for Jeffrey Ewalt from Jeffrey to Lucifer.

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  1. Alternative form of Geffrey