Jefferson - Meaning of Jefferson
[ 3 syll. jef-fer-son, je-ffers-on ] The baby boy name Jefferson is pronounced as JHEHFF-erSahN †. Jefferson is used chiefly in the English language, and its origin is Germanic and English. English origin: Its meaning is derived from the element 'son'. The first name is from the surname meaning 'son of Jeffrey'. It was first adopted as a given name in the USA in the 19th century, where it was often bestowed in honor of the President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the Confederate President Jefferson Davis (1808-1889).
In addition, Jefferson is a variant of the name Geoffrey (English and German) in the English language.
Jeff (English contraction) is another variant of Jefferson.
Jefferson is a classic favorite. At present it is still fairly popular as a baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use in the past. Its usage peaked modestly in 1901 with 0.023% of baby boys being given the name Jefferson. It ranked at #354 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is of occasional use in recent years. In 2018, its usage was 0.019% and its ranking #680. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Jefferson, Jeffrey was the most regularly used. In 2018, the name was thrice as popular as Jefferson.
Baby names that sound like Jefferson include Jefersen, Jeferson, Jefersun, Jeffersen, and Jeffersun.
† Pronunciation for Jefferson: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Jefferson is Politician Jefferson Davis, born 3 June 1808 - 6 December 1889, Christian County, Kentucky.