Geoffrey

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Origin and Meaning

English name of Germanic (Frankish and Lombard) origin of uncertain meaning. Theories include:

1) English form of Gaufrid [1]

2) English form of Walafrid [1]

3) English combination of Gaufrid and Walafrid [2]

4) English form of Gisalfrid [1]

5) English form of Godafrid (unlikely) [1] [3]

Related Names

Geoffrey
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English
Geoffroi
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English
Jeff
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Jeffery
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Jeffrey
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Jeffri
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Faroese Finish
Jófreyr
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Old Norse
Jofrøy
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Norwegian

See also Jófrøðr

Further Information

Geoffrey is a name used among immigrants from English-speaking countries, but is very rarely used in the Nordic countries by people without an immigration background

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
103 217 0 2 103 215
Norway Norway[5]
84
n.a.
0
n.a.
84
n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
150 0 0
n.a.
150
Denmark Denmark[7]
61
n.a.
0
n.a.
61
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[8]
5 6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Geoffrey.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/