Jeff, Geoff

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FOR REAL: Jeff is usually short for Jeffrey, which is a modern re-spelling of Geoffrey. Geoffrey is a medieval name brought to England by the Normans; its meaning is disputed. the second part of the name comes from the Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may mean either "territory", "stranger" or "hostage." It may also be a form of Godfrey, which comes from Germanic elements meaning "god" and "peace."

diminutives: Jeffy

related names: Jeffrey, Geoffrey, Godfrey