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Jeff is a masculine name, often a short form (hypocorism) of the English given name Jefferson or Jeffrey, which comes from a medieval variant of Geoffrey.[1]





  • Jeff Adachi, elected U.S. San Francisco Public Defender, pension reform advocate, and San Francisco mayoral candidate
  • Jeff Bingaman, junior U.S. Senator from New Mexico
  • Jeff Flake, U.S. Senator from Arizona
  • Jeff Kennett, premier of Victoria, Australia
  • Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General and US Senator
  • Jeff Truly (1861–1946), Mississippi legislator and judge

Film and television[edit]


  • Jeff Dean, a senior fellow at Google and inventor of many of Google's core technologies
  • Jeff Minter, British computer/video game designer and programmer
  • Jeff Moss, American hacker, computer and internet security expert

Other fields[edit]

  • Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, investor, and the former chief executive officer of Amazon
  • Jeff Cooper (1920–2006), United States Marine and firearms expert
  • Jeff Erlanger (1970–2007), American advocate and activist for disability rights
  • Jeff Fairburn, British businessman
  • Jeff Hawkins, founder of Palm Computing and Handspring
  • Jeff Kaplan, vice president of Blizzard Entertainment
  • Jeff Kidder (1875–1908), American lawman
  • Jeff Kwatinetz, American entertainment executive
  • Jeph Jacques, webcomic maker, Questionable Content
  • Jeff Lemire (born 1976), Canadian comic book writer, artist, and television producer
  • Jeff Luers, American anarchist, environmental activist, and arsonist
  • Jeff Nuttall, British 1960s counter-culture figure
  • Jeff S. Shamma, professor of electrical engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Jeff Shannon (1961–2013), American film critic
  • Jeff Steele (born 1971), American entertainment industry executive
  • Jeff Weise (1988–2005), American mass murderer and spree killer
  • Jeff Wooller, British accountant

Fictional characters[edit]

As a surname[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Jef, short form of Josef/Jozef


  1. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, origin and history of the name Jeff". Behind the Name.